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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 ›

Active Surveillance For Favorable Risk Prostate Cancer: What Are The Results, and How Safe Is It?

Wed 1 Nov 2006

Dr. Laurence Klotz, Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto and Chief, Division of Urology, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario   Introduction Prostate cancer (PC) screening based on prostate biopsy for men with levels of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) above an empirical level, or abnormal digital rectal examination (DRE), results in diagnosingRead More ›

Nerve Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy: A Novel and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Mon 1 Nov 2004

PCRI Insights November 2004 vol. 7, no. 4 See update in November 2007 Insights By Ashutosh Tewari, MD, Director Robotic Oncology and Prostate Cancer Outcomes at Weill Cornell Medical School, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Mani Menon, MD, Director of Vattikuti Institute of Urology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Supported by: Akshay Bhandari, MD, SanjeevRead More ›

PCRI News – The Finasteride Controversy

Mon 16 Feb 2004

The Finasteride Controversy Monday, February 16, 2004 Last summer, a team of 16 researchers reported on the seven-year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial study that followed almost 19,000 men. The article, entitled “The Influence of Finasteride on the Development of Prostate Cancer”, was published in the July 17, 2003 issue of The New England Journal ofRead 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 ›

Prostate Seed Implantation for Prostate Cancer

Sat 1 Nov 2003

PCRI Insights November 2003 vol. 6, no. 4 By Peter Grimm, D.O., Charles Heaney, Ph.D., John Sylvester, M.D., and John Blasko, M.D. Seattle Prostate Institute Introduction Approximately 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. Early diagnosis, primarily due to more widespread PSA screening, has resulted in more patients being diagnosed with earlyRead More ›

Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer: Evaluating the Options — Part 2 of 3

Sun 31 Aug 2003

PCRI Insights August 2003 vol. 6, no. 3 By Mark Scholz, M.D., Prostate Oncology Specialists Introduction Newly diagnosed prostate cancer is not a single disease but a spectrum of diseases ranging from very low-risk, prostate-confined variants up to high-grade disease that has already spread outside the prostate. In Part One of this series, Risk CategoryRead More ›

Radical Prostatectomy – 2003: Commentary from an Experienced Urologist

Sat 1 Feb 2003

Stanley A. Brosman, M.D., Pacific Urology Institute Reprinted from PCRI Insights February 2003 vol. 6, no. 1 HISTORY As shown in Table 1 (below), prostatectomies have been performed for more than a century. In 1891, in Tucson, Arizona, a frontier doctor named George Goodfellow performed the first known prostatectomy, using the perineal approach. Although heRead More ›

Anemia Associated With Androgen Deprivation (AAAD)

Sat 1 May 1999

by S. B. Strum, J. E. McDermed, M. C. Scholz, H. Johnson and G. Tisman This article originally appeared as a booklet, last edited May, 1999. An Overview And Description Of This Adverse Effect Commonly Seen In Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Combination Hormone Blockade ABSTRACT Objectives To describe the incidence, time to onset and extentRead More ›