Tag: prostate

  • Is the Complication Rate of Radical Cystectomy Predictive of the Complication Rate of Other Urological Procedures?

    Source: UroToday A higher hospital radical cystectomy volume appears to lead to a lower risk of complications only after other common urological oncological procedures, namely radical prostatectomy and nephrectomy, but not after nononcological urology procedures. This abstract found that hospitals that performed radical cystectomy (removal of the bladder and surrounding tissue for bladder cancer) had […]

  • Medical News: ASTRO: Proton Radiation Fails to Impress in Prostate Cancer Study – in Meeting Coverage, ASTRO

    Source: Med page today Proton radiation for early prostate cancer had an acceptable tolerability profile but produced little evidence of a “gee whiz” impact to support its cost, according to preliminary results from a phase I/II clinical trial. Two-thirds of patients had acute genitourinary or gastrointestinal toxicity, and a third had late GU/GI toxicity, Anthony […]

  • Regrets After Prostate Surgery

    Source: Tara Parker-Pope – Health – New York Times Blog One in five men who undergoes prostate surgery to treat cancer later regrets the decision, a new study shows. And surprisingly, regret is highest among men who opt for robotic prostatectomy, a minimally invasive surgery that is growing in popularity as a treatment. The research, […]

  • Best of AUA Orlando 2008 for Prostate Cancer

    Source: Urology Times Robotic Surgery Presented by Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York. * Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is associated with shorter hospital stay and less bleeding, but the warm ischemia time is still around 30 minutes. * Studies comparing robot-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy and open radical cystectomy show similar oncologic outcomes. At […]

  • Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival Following Salvage Radiotherapy vs Observation in Men With Biochemical Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy: Abstract

    Source: JAMA Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival Following Salvage Radiotherapy vs Observation in Men With Biochemical Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy Bruce J. Trock, PhD; Misop Han, MD; Stephen J. Freedland, MD; Elizabeth B. Humphreys, MS; Theodore L. DeWeese, MD; Alan W. Partin, MD, PhD; Patrick C. Walsh, MD JAMA. 2008;299(23):2760-2769. Context Biochemical disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy […]

  • Prostate cancer tied to inactivity

    Source: UPI Men who work at desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer than manual workers, a study indicates. Researchers found low levels of physical activity in the workplace can significantly raise the risk of cancer, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. The study determined men who worked as teachers or in office jobs […]

  • UroToday – Percent Tumor Involvement and Risk of Biochemical Progression After Radical Prostatectomy

    From UroToday: We examined the association between percent tumor involvement in the radical prostatectomy specimen and the outcome measures of pathological stage and biochemical progression using multivariate logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analysis, respectively, in 2,220 patients from the Duke Prostate Center radical prostatectomy database. This was a study that showed that if you […]

  • Determinants of Long-Term Retention of Prostate Cancer Patients in Active Surveillance Management Programs

    From Urotoday and the AUA Of the 2134 PCa cases, 169 (7.9%) had AS as their initial management. Of the 169 AS cases, 89 (53%) remained untreated throughout follow-up (mean 7.1 years) and the remaining 47% received treatment an average of 3.1 years post-diagnosis. Significant predictors of eventual active treatment in multivariate models included younger […]

  • Vitamin D doesn’t cut prostate cancer risk

    Source Reuters U.S. National Cancer Institute researchers set out to see if vitamin D might protect against prostate cancer, the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men worldwide. They tracked vitamin D concentrations in the blood of 749 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 781 men who did not have the disease. They found no […]

  • Surgical experience affects prostate cancer control ‘regardless of risk’

    From MedWire News – Oncology – Prostate cancer control after radical prostatectomy improves with increasing surgeon experience, regardless of patients’ risk, say US scientists who suggest that the primary reason for recurrence in low-risk patients is inadequate surgical technique. The team, led by Eric Klein from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, previously discovered that open […]