Cancer tissue subtypes and prostate cancer prognosis

A newly published article in JAMA Oncology is asking whether there is a completely different way to look at how to classify prostate cancer tissue types and correlate such classification to responses to treatment using certainly classes of drugs. … READ MORE …

Can light reflectance spectroscopy improve surgical outcomes in real time?

Data from a new report in the Journal of Urology suggests that it may be possible to use a technique known as light reflectance spectroscopy to identify risk for positive surgical margins and extracapsular prostate cancer and therefore to increase the probability of eliminating any such cancer at the time of surgery. … READ MORE …

New tissue analyzer will probably need to do more

According to a report on the ScienceDaily web site this morning, a German company called Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed a prototype of an analytic tissue processor that can reliably distinguish between benign and cancerous prostate tissue within 90 seconds. However, … … READ MORE …

The scalpel that “knows” when it’s cutting into cancer

So here is an interesting tale of a clinical development that could, perhaps, be truly revolutionary for surgeons … if the actual implementation is as good as the early results. … READ MORE …

A very different way to project risk for clinically significant prostate cancer?

We don’t want to suggest that the recent paper by a Japanese research team in the journal Andrology is necessarily going to revolutionize the diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer. A great deal more work would be required to justify the hypothesis that they put forward. On the other hand, their hypothesis is definitely interesting. … READ MORE …