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How To Pick The Best Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Mon 1 Oct 2012

Read the pamphlet text below or click here to download a PDF of this 3-fold pamphlet.   For picking prostate cancer treatment, the most important consideration is quality-of-life. Long term survival is the norm so lingering side effects from treatment are a leading concern. Treatment selection starts by segregating men into Low, Intermediate or High-RiskRead More ›

HAS THE TIME COME FOR FOCAL THERAPY OF PROSTATE CANCER?

Sat 31 May 2008

  By: Martin J Weissman, M.D. Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Program St Joseph Hospital of Orange CA Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2008 v 11.2 “I predict that within ten years, or sooner, lesion-guided focal therapy for prostate cancer will become commonplace, and radical therapies will be reserved for larger volume disease.” TheRead More ›

Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer: "Why Bother?"

Mon 1 May 2006

by Brad Guess, PA-C Executive Director, PCRI Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2006 vol. 9 no.2 Introduction I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a prostate cancer (PC) journal club meeting attended by PC experts from a multitude of medical specialties. The focus of this meeting was the use of chemotherapy in PC,Read More ›

Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer: A Continuum of Diseases and Options

Tue 1 Nov 2005

By Oliver Sartor, M.D., Chief, Hematology-Oncology Section; Director, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans Edited from PCRI Insights November, 2005 vol. 8 no.4 Introduction It is possible that hormones can sometimes cure, but unfortunately, that seems to be true only in a minority of patients. Certainly if the disease has becomeRead More ›

Temporary Seed Implant with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Sat 1 Nov 2003

PCRI Insights November 2003 vol. 6, no. 4 By Glen Gejerman M.D., Hackensack University Medical Center During the past decade, prostate seed implantation has been increasingly used as monotherapy or in combination with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).1-4 Exponential growth has been forecasted so that while only 4% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996Read More ›

Androgen Resistance, Part 3

Thu 1 May 2003

Reprinted from PCRI Insights May 2003 v 6.2 By Charles E. (Snuffy) Myers, M.D., Founder and Medical Director, The American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, Charlottesville, VA, and Member of the PCRI Medical Advisory Board    Part 1 of this article                               Part 2 of this article   Importance of Genetic Damage in Prostate Cancer ProgressionRead More ›