The importance of 3 weeks … before starting docetaxel along with ADT

A new study in BJU International has shown the importance of waiting at least 3 weeks after initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) until initiation of docetaxel chemotherapy in the treatment of men with newly diagnosed, metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … 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 …

Very early salvage radiation has up to fourfold better outcomes and saves lives

Another subject that has come up a lot recently is when to have salvage radiation. It is always a pressing decision for those 30 percent of prostatectomy patients who have detectable PSA after prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

How early salvage radiation therapy can be used to prevent metastases and save lives

Several clinical trials have established that adjuvant radiation reduces the risk of biochemical recurrence, but only one trial looked at and demonstrated an improvement in metastasis-free survival and prostate cancer-specific survival. … READ MORE …

New immunotherapeutics aren’t working well when combined with standard forms of care

A newly published article in the journal Science Translational Medicine has questioned the merits of treating prostate cancer patients with immunotherapies while they are simultaneously being treated with medical forms of castration (androgen deprivation therapy or ADT), chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

When to start doing Kegel exercises for the best effect after surgery

For many years now, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has argued (on the basis of no good data at all) that starting to do Kegel exercises prior to having surgery for prostate cancer was likely to be able to accelerate recovery of good continence after one’s surgery. … READ MORE …

Other items from the annual meeting of the AUA

A combination of travel and other commitments made it difficult for your sitemaster to complete his summaries of significant information presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), so here’s the final wrap-up. … READ MORE …