Restore – a clinical trial for MsM with prostate cancer

The Restore study is a new, NIH/NCI-funded, clinical trial designed to explore what will help gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively, MsM) to recover urinary, sexual, and erectile function after treatment for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Urinary and sexual healing improved by waiting to start salvage radiation

Salvage radiation adds to the side effects of surgery and may halt the progress made towards healing. Healing takes time. On the other hand, we have learned that adjuvant or early salvage radiation has better oncological outcomes than waiting, the earlier the better (see this link). … READ MORE …

The side effects of radical prostatectomy: a new review

A new review article by a Danish research team in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has (arguably) brought a degree of clarity to what the authors refer to as “neglected” side effects consequent to radical prostatectomy. Unfortunately the average urologist probably doesn’t read the Journal of Sexual Medicine on a regular basis. … READ MORE …

Stem cells from fat and the management of post-surgical incontinence

Credit where credit is due. … Our friends at The Daily Mail in England have actually come up with some prostate cancer-related news worth passing on! … READ MORE …

Projecting urinary and sexual function after first-line treatment for prostate cancer

Data from a study conducted by a research team at Fox Chase Cancer Center here in Philadelphia may be able, in time, to help to identify when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning. … READ MORE …

Radical prostatectomy: how much do YOU have to lose?

In a newly published paper in the Journal of Urology, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have used data from CaPSURE to examine the relationship between age at surgery and quality of life pre- and post-surgery (for up to 2 years post-surgery). … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, May 22, 2009

Today’s news reports cover items on:

  • Gene expression and prostate cancer progression
  • Risk of complications from in-office prostate biopsy
  • Post-RALP voiding function
  • Urinary toxicities after IMRT-SIB
  • Drugs in development for CRPC … READ MORE …