Bladder outlet obstruction: a common side effect of HIFU

The occurrence of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) as a complication following the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of prostate cancer has been widely recognized since the early, investigational use of HIFU in the 1990s. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: August 13, 2009

In today’s prostate cancer news reports we address:

  • The role of RALP in men ≥ 70 years of age
  • The development of the COMPARE prostate cancer registry
  • The risk for mortality within 30 days of a TURP for men with a history of ADT for prostate cancer
  • Micro-RNA 221 levels as a marker for metastatic prostate cancer … READ MORE …

TURP as a treatment for prostate cancer

A recent German article has reported data on the value of a form of radical transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) as an alternative form of surgical treatment for localized prostate cancer (instead of radical prostatectomy). … READ MORE …

More weekend news reports: April 19, 2009

The reports discussed below deal with:

  • Positron emission tomography in prostate cancer management
  • HIFU and cryotherapy in focal therapy for prostate cancer
  • Does a prior TURP affect outcomes to radical prostatectomy? … READ MORE …