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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 ...

Latest Prostate Cancer News

Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study of men who underwent salvage radical prostatectomy for radiorecurrent prostate cancer found a 10-year rate of biochemical progression-free survival of 33%.

Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Many patients with extraprostatic extension on biopsy experience biochemical recurrence after surgery and require early multi-modal therapy.

Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

In a study, heart failure was nearly twice as likely to develop among ADT recipients compared with non-recipients.

Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

Investigators conclude that microarray-generated cell cycle progression score should not be assumed to be a valid surrogate for qRT-PCR-generated scores.

Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

As stearic acid and total fatty acid intake increased from one quintile to the next, prostate risk increased by 23% and 21%, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

Patient selection and physician-patient commitment to careful follow-up surveillance are key.

'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

Findings from a large contemporary cohort of men on active surveillance for prostate cancer shows that disease characteristics, not socioeconomic factors, are driving prostate cancer management.

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Mistrust, lack of knowledge, unfavorable attitudes are barriers to genomic testing, study participation

Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

New multidisciplinary guideline for early-stage prostate cancer developed by 3 professional societies.

Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

The 3-year survival rate was 81% for patients who underwent EBRT plus standard care vs 73% for those who had standard care alone.

Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Trials show high survival rates, freedom from recurrence for low-, intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

Long-term data show a local disease recurrence rate of 2.1% at 10 years.

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Among prostate cancer patients, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) recipients are 34% more likely to experience any osteoporotic fracture than those who do not receive ADT.

Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

New findings could help explain why men of African ancestry are more likely than white men to die from prostate cancer.

Elevated PSA at Midlife Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Blacks

Elevated PSA at Midlife Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Blacks

A midlife PSA value above the 90th percentile was associated with greater risk of total and aggressive prostate cancer in black men.

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