PSA doubling time, seminal vesicle invasion, and efficacy of salvage radiation therapy

A small study from one hospital in Norway has suggested that PSA doubling times after surgery may predict the value of salvage radiation therapy alone as a second line form of therapy. … READ MORE …

Adjuvant radiation + ADT after surgery for SV+ prostate cancer

A new study just published in BJU International offers data suggesting the idea that all men found to have positive seminal vesicles (SV+) after radical prostatectomy should receive immediate adjuvant treatment with external beam radiation and  androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Post-surgical outcomes of men with positive seminal vesicles over time

An interesting research question is whether, given the earlier diagnosis, the reduced risk for positive surgical margins, and the reduced likelihood of positive lymph nodes at the time of diagnosis in the contemporary PSA era, there has been any impact on the long-term outcomes of men with pathologic T3b prostate cancer post-surgery. … READ MORE …