Are African American men good candidates for active surveillance?

Data from what appears to be one of the largest registry studies to date suggest that race does not increase risk for upstaging or upgrading in men who are eligible candidates for active surveillance. … READ MORE …

Have reported patterns of Gleason scores changed significantly since 2005?

It has frequently been postulated that the recommendations of the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) consensus meeting in 2005 would lead to a gradual “upgrading” of all pathologically evident prostate cancers. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Thursday, December 3, 2009

In today’s news report we note new articles on:

  • The AUA’s “best practice” statement on PSA testing
  • Post-surgical upgrading and upstaging of low-risk prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer involving the rectum … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news report: Monday, November 16, 2009

Three reports discussed today address the refinement of risk information in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer, with specific regard to:

  • Whether PSA levels should be adjusted based on BMI
  • The prediction of Gleason score upstaging after surgery
  • Tumor volume and percent cancer as predictors of prostate cancer progression post-surgery … READ MORE …

LRP in a contemporary group of low-risk prostate cancer patients

A group in the UK has published data on the outcomes of a large, contemporary cohort of patients with low-risk prostate cancer who met the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for management with active surveillance but who were in fact treated with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in a single surgeon series. … READ MORE …

Thursday news update, Part B: October 30, 2008

Part B of today’s prostate cancer news update includes information about:

  • Screening behaviors of Afro-Caribbean men in Brooklyn, NY
  • Weight loss and prostate cancer risk
  • Potential of upgrading and upstaging of men with “favorable” prostate cancer on diagnosis
  • Effects of ADT on body lean and body fat mass
  • Salvage radiotherapy + androgen deprivation and toxic impact of treatment … READ MORE …