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Physician Polls Has the proportion of your patients undergoing prostate brachytherapy been declining?

Has the proportion of your patients undergoing prostate brachytherapy been declining?

Prostate cancer patients undergoing radical prostatectomy increased by double digits while those undergoing brachytherapy decreased.

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Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D may be able to suppress inflammation in prostate tissue by boosting expression of the GDF-15 gene.

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

New data confirms that ConfirmMDx, an epigenetic assay, is able to accurately identify prostate cancer aggressiveness

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may promote prostate cancer tumor growth.

High Cholesterol Linked with Prostate Cancer Recurrence

High Cholesterol Linked with Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Findings suggest that normalization of blood fats may reduce risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Mortality was greater with external beam radiotherapy across treatment-specific nomograms for predicting biochemical recurrence.

In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

Researchers confident in this approach because candidates for active surveillance are a heavily screened population.

Gene Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

Gene Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

A biomarker present on the KLK3 gene can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will be more aggressive.

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Growth in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) use especially pronounced among surgeons at urban hospitals.

Smoking Raises Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Smoking Raises Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Meta-analysis shows that the risk is increased 20% with each 20 cigarettes smoked per day.

Prostate Biopsy Complication Rates Increasing

Prostate Biopsy Complication Rates Increasing

Urologic complications requiring hospital admission grew from 3.6% in 2000 to 3.9% in 2008, largely because of infections.

Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes Similar for Obese, Non-Obese

Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes Similar for Obese, Non-Obese

Outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in obese patients are mostly comparable to non-obese patients.

Good Prostate Cancer (PCa) Outcomes Possible Despite Salvage Radiation Failure

Good Prostate Cancer (PCa) Outcomes Possible Despite Salvage Radiation Failure

Men who had PSA relapse after receiving post-radical surgery salvage radiation therapy had a median overall survival of nearly 14 years.

Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Radiotherapy given within 6 months of radical prostatectomy reduces cancer-specific mortality in men with highly aggressive disease.

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.