Treating the psychosocial and emotional impact of prostate cancer

It doesn’t take too much reading or direct experience to realize that, to date, we haven’t been very good at meeting the needs of patients with prostate cancer — or their spouses/partners — when it comes to the sociocultural and psychological needs associated with this disorder. … READ MORE …

Genetics, genomics, targeted therapy, and the costs of care

A new paper in a new journal argues that all men diagnosed with advanced forms of prostate cancer should now, routinely, be undergoing tumor and germline DNA profiling … READ MORE …

The benefits of yoga for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

A small, but randomized Phase II clinical trial has shown benefits of structured yoga classes for men receiving radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

High-risk patients get conflicting messages from radiation oncologists and urologists after first-line surgical treatment

In spite of data suggesting that brachy boost has better outcomes for high-risk patients, it is being utilized less often and surgery is being utilized more often. … READ MORE …

Testosterone replacement therapy and prostate cancer risk

A new article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has further undermined the long-held belief that there was an inherently increased risk for prostate cancer among men who received treatment with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone levels. … READ MORE …

Vessel-sparing IMRT spares erectile function

While either nerve-sparing surgery or radiation can cause erectile dysfunction, the probability for that for any given patient is always worse after surgery. The recent ProtecT randomized clinical trial removed any doubt of that, if there ever really was any. … READ MORE …

A pathological “take” on the potential role of focal therapy

Various forms of focal therapy are now being used by some physicians to treat selected patients with well-identified, usually relatively small, “dominant” or “index” tumors that are confined to highly defined areas of the prostate. … READ MORE …