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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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Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer

Mean 2.9 years gained after 23 years of follow-up among men with localized prostate cancer

Visual Registration  Image Fusion Best for Targeted Biopsy

Visual Registration + Image Fusion Best for Targeted Biopsy

Combination of the strategies identifies the most clinically important prostate cancers.

Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD is associated with a nearly 5-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

More than half of UK specialists surveyed said measuring testosterone levels in patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer was not their routine practice.

ADT May Be Less Beneficial for Gleason 9 to 10 Prostate Cancer

ADT May Be Less Beneficial for Gleason 9 to 10 Prostate Cancer

Men with Gleason score 9 to 10 prostate cancer derive no significant survival benefit from androgen deprivation therapy.

Ultrasound + MRI Improves High-Grade Prostate Cancer Detection

Ultrasound + MRI Improves High-Grade Prostate Cancer Detection

Well demarcated hypoechoic areas in suspicious regions on MRI identify men more likely to have Gleason 7 or higher prostate cancer found on biopsy.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Long-Term Users of Lipid-Lowering Drugs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Long-Term Users of Lipid-Lowering Drugs

In a study, taking lipid-lowering drugs for 10 or more years was associated with a 32% lower risk prostate cancer.

Delayed Prostate Cancer Treatment May Up Relapse Risk

Delayed Prostate Cancer Treatment May Up Relapse Risk

Patients whose radical prostatectomy was delayed more than 6 months had a nearly 2-fold increased risk of biochemical recurrence, a study found.

Very High-Risk Prostate Cancer Criteria Validated as a Risk Stratum

Very High-Risk Prostate Cancer Criteria Validated as a Risk Stratum

Men with very high-risk (VHR) PCa are more likely to have adverse pathologic features and outcomes after radical prostatectomy than those with high-risk but not VHR PCa.

Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Study compared radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant EBRT or ADT, or both, with a triple combination of EBRT, brachytherapy, and ADT for Gleason score 9-10 prostate cancer.

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.

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