Important new standards for data collection in studies of advanced prostate cancer

Recently we noted that Morgans et al. had published information about a proposed, standardized set of patient-centered outcomes data for advanced prostate cancer that would facilitate cross-comparison of data from the many trials that take now place in the management of TxNxM+ prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Better standardization of the physics of brachytherapy

The use of radiation to treat cancer is highly dependent on a detailed appreciation of the physics that underlies the medical application of radioactivity. A new set of guidelines from the American Association for Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) provides technical guidance on prostate brachytherapy procedures … READ MORE …

More Friday prostate cancer news: October 24, 2008

In other news from the end of the week:

  • Possible confirmation of low, long-term arsenic exposure as a causative agent for prostate cancer
  • Impact of PSA standardization on prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Collaboration to identify biomarkers for metastatic prostate cancer
  • Treatment options for the management of bladder neck obstruction … READ MORE …