Along with robotic surgery come … 3D printed prostate models?

So a research study from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California has provided some very preliminary information about the utility of 3D printed models as surgical aids to radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

3D TRUS-MRI fusion-based, targeted biopsy using Artemis technology

A new paper in Urologic Oncology, taken in combination with a media release and a video release from the UCLA Health System, have described a sophisticated method of combining data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate with a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound system to optimize outcomes of prostate biopsies. … READ MORE …

CT + ADT vs. 3D-CRT + ADT for first-line treatment of “high-risk” prostate cancer

A South Korean research team has just published data from a small, prospective, case-matched study comparing outcomes after cryotherapy + androgen deprivation therapy (CT + ADT) to outcomes after three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy + androgen deprivation (3D-CRT + ADT) in patients with high-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

More on the value of HDR brachytherapy added to EBRT

A few days ago we reported on a study which concluded that the addition of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) had limited short-term clinical benefit in the treatment of localized prostate cancer compared to IMRT alone. Newly published Australian data is arguably supportive of this viewpoint. … READ MORE …

More Tuesday news reports: April 21, 2009

In today’s other news reports there are items on:

  • Mistrust between patients and their doctors regarding prostate cancer issues
  • Use of a new, 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy system
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection and its extent in prostate cancer staging and outcome
  • Negative result of oblimersen sodium prior to docetaxel in castration-resistant prostate cancer … READ MORE …