Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

There have been a number of interesting reports over the past couple of days that are summarized briefly below. They encompass such topics as:

  • The validity of the Epstein criteria in predicting clinically indolent prostate cancer
  • MRI and MRSI in patient work-up prior to treatment for stage T1c disease
  • Contrast-enhanced, color Döppler ultrasound and prostate biopsy
  • Gleason scores and cancer “laterality” on biopsy and after surgery
  • Accuracy of prediction of “unilateral” prostate cancer, and implications for focal surgery
  • Patient age and probability of indolent disease
  • Testosterone levels, comorbidities, ADT, and mortality
  • A new “prostate mechanical imaging system” … READ MORE …

The news report: Friday, April 17, 2009

In today’s news reports we address:

  • Prediction of freedom from biochemical failure after brachytherapy
  • Prediction of probability of unilateral prostate cancer in men eligible for focal therapy
  • Health-related quality of life 5 years after radiotherapy + androgen deprivation
  • Androgen receptor activity “signatures” in men with CRPC … READ MORE …

Thursday’s other news reports: February 5, 2009

There are a number of additional reports in today’s news (above and beyond the reports on risks associated with disseminated tumor cells and a new review of PSA and PCA3 testing as aids to diagnosis): … READ MORE …