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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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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.

Dementia Not Linked to ADT for Prostate Cancer

Dementia Not Linked to ADT for Prostate Cancer

In a study, androgen deprivation therapy did not increase risks for vascular or any other form of dementia among men with prostate cancer who underwent definitive radiation therapy.

Bladder Cancer Risk Higher With Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Bladder Cancer Risk Higher With Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

In a recently published study, external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer was associated with a 35% increased risk of bladder cancer compared with radical prostatectomy.

Simple Clinical Factors May Aid Prognosis in nmCRPC

Simple Clinical Factors May Aid Prognosis in nmCRPC

A combination of age, comorbidity, and PSA doubling time can risk stratify cause of death among men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, study suggests.

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate cancer incidence rates than other Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites.

Bladder Cancer Risk Not Lowered With Androgen Deprivation

Bladder Cancer Risk Not Lowered With Androgen Deprivation

In a study, men with prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy did not have a lower subsequent risk of developing bladder cancer.

Cryoablation a Possible Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Cryoablation a Possible Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Medium-term oncologic results are comparable to those of radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy, according to investigators.

Study: Private Payer Coverage of Prostate MRI Lagging

Study: Private Payer Coverage of Prostate MRI Lagging

Only 11% of private insurers in the United States cover prostate MRI in biopsy-naïve patients with suspect prostate cancer.

Surgery + Radiation for Advanced PCa Offers Better Survival

Surgery + Radiation for Advanced PCa Offers Better Survival

Radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant radiotherapy is associated with better cancer-specific and overall survival than radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy in patients with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer.

High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men in the highest vs lowest tertile of total cholesterol had a 42% increased risk of Gleason 8-10 prostate cancer, Finnish study finds.

Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Some prostate cancer cells lack androgen receptor, and they proliferate faster than those that express androgen receptor under androgen-deficient conditions.

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.

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