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3D Printed Prostates Could Improve RP

New technique uses silicone-based polymer inks to create prostate models with the tactile sensation, pliability, and texture of a real prostate.

Outpatient Transperineal Prostate Biopsy

The transperineal approach to prostate biopsy has recently been adopted at many centers as an alternative to TRUS-B.

PET/CT for Prostate Cancer

Novel PET radiotracers have shown great potential in the early diagnosis and staging of PCa, detection of post-treatment recurrence, and monitoring of metastases not previously ...

RP vs Radiation for High-Risk PCa

Physicians who treat patients with high-risk prostate cancer remain uncertain as to the optimal treatment approach, in part due to difficulty in interpreting study data.

New PCa Grading System Embraced

Endorsed by the International Society of Urological Pathology in 2014, the 5-tier Gleason grade group system is used routinely today in pathology reports and physician ...

Overuse of PCa Scans May Be Easing

Efforts by physician groups in recent years to discourage inappropriate use of radiologic imaging for the initial staging of men with newly diagnosed low-risk disease ...

The Role of MRI in Prostate Cancer Management

An interview with Ashutosh K. Tewari, MBBS, MCh

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Routine Office Urine Culture Before Prostate Biopsy Is Unnecessary

Routine Office Urine Culture Before Prostate Biopsy Is Unnecessary

In a single center study, asymptomatic bacteriuria resolved before prostate biopsy, without additional treatment.

Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts Age of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts Age of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Polygenic hazard score can guide screening based off predicted prostate cancer diagnosis age.

PSA at 7 Months Prognostic in Treated mHSPC

PSA at 7 Months Prognostic in Treated mHSPC

A study showed longer survival among patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer who achieved a PSA level of 0.2 ng/mL or less 7 months after initiating ADT.

Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Study finds that closely adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet possibly protects men from aggressive and advanced prostate cancer.

High-grade Prostate Cancer Risk Again Linked to Cholesterol

High-grade Prostate Cancer Risk Again Linked to Cholesterol

Each 10 mg/dL increase in serum levels of total and HDL cholesterol are associated with a significant 5% and 14% increased risk of high-grade PCa, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Surgery Complications More Likely Among Older Men

Prostate Cancer Surgery Complications More Likely Among Older Men

Patient age 70 years and above is an independent risk factor for perioperative morbidity, according to data from a national cohort.

Odds of Prostate Cancer Treatment With SBRT Linked to Travel Distance

Odds of Prostate Cancer Treatment With SBRT Linked to Travel Distance

Patients who have to travel longer distances for prostate cancer treatment are more likely to receive stereotactic body radiotherapy.

Repeat Prostate Biopsies Do Not Raise Risk of Post-RP Complications

Repeat Prostate Biopsies Do Not Raise Risk of Post-RP Complications

Rates of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence at 1, 2, and 3 years after radical surgery are not higher among men who have multiple prostate biopsies while on active surveillance for prostate cancer.

Shift Workers at Higher Risk for Prostate Cancer

Shift Workers at Higher Risk for Prostate Cancer

A rotating shift schedule appeared the most risky.

Smaller Difference in Prostate Cancer Death Risk Found Between RT, RP

Smaller Difference in Prostate Cancer Death Risk Found Between RT, RP

Among patients with high-risk prostate cancer, investigators observe no significant difference in cancer-related death risk between radiotherapy and radical prostatectomy.

High Intakes of Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

High Intakes of Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

An analysis of an intervention arm of the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial evaluated the risk of prostate cancer relative to dietary consumption of isoflavones, a dietary compound found in some plant foods.

Enzalutamide Does Not Appear to Up Seizures in mCRPC

Enzalutamide Does Not Appear to Up Seizures in mCRPC

Male patients with mCRPC and seizure risk factors did not have increased seizure incidents when taking Enzalutamide.

Severe Acne May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

Severe Acne May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

Recent research suggests that P. acnes, which is associated with acne vulgaris, is more likely to be present in the prostatic tissue of patients with the disease than in healthy individuals.

MRI Predicts Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Salvage Radiotherapy

MRI Predicts Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Salvage Radiotherapy

A negative mpMRI is associated with a higher risk for PSA recurrence and metastasis following salvage radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.

Cancer Pts With Private Insurance, Medicare May Have Survival Advantage

Cancer Pts With Private Insurance, Medicare May Have Survival Advantage

Cancer survival was greatly skewed toward patients with Medicare or private insurance.

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