Is anyone with intermediate-risk prostate cancer a “good” candidate for AS?

There is no longer any doubt that men initially diagnosed with low- and very low-risk forms of prostate cancer are, in most cases, either excellent or good candidates for first-line management on active surveillance (AS). … READ MORE …

Predicting outcomes on active surveillance for intermediate-risk patients

It is now clear that men who meet NCCN criteria for very low- and low-risk forms of prostate cancer are almost invariably good candidates for initial management on active surveillance (i.e., just monitoring as opposed to immediate treatment). … READ MORE …

Increasing acceptance of different types of “intermediate-risk” prostate cancer

A new review article in the journal Oncology provides us with an overview of the appropriate management of men with “favorable” and “unfavorable” forms of intermediate-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Optimal brachytherapy pre-treatment for intermediate-risk patients depends on “favorable” or “unfavorable” status

Anthony D’Amico has been advocating breaking up the intermediate-risk category into “favorable” and “unfavorable,” and now offers yet another circumstance where the optimal treatment is different for each of the two groups, this time with brachytherapy. … READ MORE …