New study: adjuvant radiation therapy saves lives vs. salvage

A major new study adds to several other studies that show that, for men with adverse pathology, adjuvant radiation (ART) within 3 to 6 months of prostatectomy saves more lives compared to waiting until the PSA rises into the range of 0.1 to 0.5 ng/ml — salvage radiation (SRT). … READ MORE …

Hyperthermia and radiation therapy

Many years ago, it was discovered that a moderate increase in tissue temperature can markedly improve the cancer cell killing power of ionizing radiation. … READ MORE …

When can ADT be safely avoided with salvage radiation therapy?

Two randomized clinical trials (GETUG-AFU-16 and RTOG 9601) proved that adding at least some ADT to salvage radiation (SRT) improved outcomes. “Some ADT” was 6 months of goserelin acetate in the GETUG-AFU-16 trial, and 2 years of bicalutamide in the RTOG 9601 trial. … READ MORE …

BAT + enzalutamide: data from the RESTORE study

Just over a year ago we wrote up a commentary on this web site entitled, “Can bipolar cycling of testosterone really cure prostate cancer?” It dealt with what is known as “bipolar androgen therapy” or BAT and referred to a Phase II clinical trial known as the RESTORE study. … READ MORE …

Salvage whole pelvic radiation after cancerous pelvic lymph nodes have been found

Is it still worthwhile to attempt salvage radiation therapy (SRT) after positive pelvic lymph nodes (PLN) have been pathologically detected (stage pN1)? … READ MORE …

Use of mpMRI and PSMA PET/CT to aid in salvage radiation decision-making

Because the success or failure of salvage radiation (SRT) hinges upon whether micrometastases are already systemic at the time of treatment, evidence that the cancer is still local improves the odds that SRT will be successful. … READ MORE …

CAR-T in the treatment of cancer: a CureTalks telecon

On November 15, our friends at CureTalks will hold a telecon on which there will be a discussion about the current and potential future uses of CAR-T in the treatment of cancer with Prof. Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania. … READ MORE …