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PIVOT Study Results Challenged

Researchers question the generalizability of a major study showing no significant difference in cancer-specific and overall survival between surgery and observation for localized prostate cancer.

Managing Lymph Node-Positive PCa

In patients with suspicious lymph node involvement at preoperative imaging, radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy with or without systemic therapies should be recommended as part ...

New Ways to Cut Prostate Biopsy Infection Risk

Alcohol needle washing and pre-biopsy rectal cultures for targeted prophylaxis are among the potentially beneficial strategies.

Extended Lymph Node Dissection for PCa

Study shows that the risk of recurrence after salvage radiotherapy is inversely related to the number of nodes resected at radical prostatectomy.

Management of Oligometastatic PCa

More and more cases of oligometastatic PCa are being diagnosed as a result of advances in molecular imaging, but clinical trial data about the best ...

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Annual PSA Screening Best for Reducing Prostate Cancer Deaths

Annual PSA Screening Best for Reducing Prostate Cancer Deaths

A study of 400,887 men in an integrated health system, the first to evaluate various PSA screening intervals and age groups, concluded that yearly screening is the interval of choice.

Apalutamide Preserves HRQoL in Nonmetastatic CRPC

Apalutamide Preserves HRQoL in Nonmetastatic CRPC

New analysis of the SPARTAN trial shows that apalutamide maintains health-related quality of life while lowering the risk of metastasis.

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Australian study shows 8-year overall survival and biochemical relapse-free rates of 78.4% and 68.1%, respectively.

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Men who received androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer were 54% more likely to be diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who did not, a study found.

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

The risk being lost to follow-up while on active surveillance for prostate cancer is higher among blacks than whites, according to a study.

Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

LUTS treatment with the alpha-blocker prazosin was associated with significantly lower 2- and 5-year biochemical recurrence rates vs tamsulosin and non-use of alpha-blockers.

LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy is associated with excellent long-term biochemical control and survival, new study finds.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Even low cumulative exposure to physical strain at work is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

In a study, men with low-risk prostate cancer were nearly 2-fold more likely to be managed with observation if they had a prostate MRI during the diagnostic work-up.

Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

At a major tertiary referral center, the use of radical prostatectomy for insignificant prostate cancer decreased from 15% in 2009 to 3% in 2016, a study found.

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

A patient's risk of suicide is doubled within the first year following a prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new meta-analysis.

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Study of Korean radical prostatectomy patients showed that those who were obese had significant increased odds of biochemical recurrence and cancer-specific mortality

Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive radical prostatectomy (RP) for metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with higher complication rates and longer hospital stays than RP for non-metastatic PCa.

Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

From 2000 to 2015 screening for breast, cervical, and prostate cancers decreased significantly, whereas screening for colorectal cancer increased significantly.

Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Physicians increasingly are prescribing high dose and very high dose radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy despite an absence of randomized trials supporting the practice.

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