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 …

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 …

The Wednesday news reports: January 7, 2009

Wednesday’s news reports include  items on:

  • The occurrence of “clinically insignificant” prostate cancer in an autopsy series
  • The value of a patient decision aid in management of localized prostate cancer
  • The clinical value of the 2005 International Society of Urologic Pathology Gleason Grading Consensus score (ISUP GS)
  •  Outcomes of radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer discovered incidental to a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Outcomes of 11 cases of salvage robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy … READ MORE …

More weekend prostate cancer news: Sunday, August 17

Additional prostate cancer news this weekend includes the following items:

  • The role of follow-up pathology in patients with clinical stage T1a (TURP-detected) prostate cancer
  • The impact of the number of risk factors on the likelihood of prostate cancer-specific mortality in patients with intermediate- and high-risk disease
  • Whether a familial history of prostate cancer affects outcomes following brachytherapy for localized disease
  • Whether obese men are at greater risk for delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer and subsequent poorer outcomes based on current PSA screening recommendations … READ MORE …