What’s hot at the AUA annual meeting (Sunday morning)?

So lots of posters and and presentations this morning, but not a lot of actionable information for patients (as far a we could tell). Among the more interesting papers were the following: … READ MORE …

Positive surgical margins — “déja vu all over again”

It is educational to compare the data from the Mayo Clinic, published just the other day, with data just reported by the University of Michigan, which show a clear association between the presence of positive surgical margins and disease-free patient survival in prostate cancer patients. … READ MORE …

What does a positive surgical margin actually predict after surgery?

Maybe 20-30 percent of all prostate cancer patients will be told, today, after a radical prostatectomy, that they a have a positive surgical margin. But exactly what impact a positive surgical margin has on a patient’s risk for disease recurrence has never been very clear. … READ MORE …

Radiation therapy in patients with +ve surgical margins

This month’s issue of AUA News carries two articles espousing different opinions about the appropriate use and timing of radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients who have positive surgical margins after an initial radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …