When is localized prostate cancer clinically insignificant?

Among prostate cancer specialists, there has been a broad acceptance — for some time — of the idea that a localized prostate cancer “index” tumor with a Gleason score of 6 or less and a volume of ≤ 0.5 cm3 could be considered to be clinically insignificant and therefore did not (necessarily) need to be treated. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Sunday, December 6, 2009

In today’s news reports we comment on:

  • The possible link between obesity and prostate cancer risk
  • The economic impact of widespread prostate cancer screening in Europe
  • The potential roles of tumor volume and PSMs in projecting need for adjuvant radiotherapy post-surgery
  • Biochemical progression after treatment with degarelix (at up to 1 year) … READ MORE …