Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Survival in Subsets of Men With Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

In an analysis of outcomes reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, men who were diagnosed with lymph node-positive prostate cancer (no bone involvement) who went on to receive targeted radiation (adjuvant radiotherapy)  enjoyed a survival benefit over those individuals who did not have this therapy. This finding was specifically for men with both low-volume [...]

From ASCO – Early Radiation Might Increase Survival

I have been at American Association of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) since last Thursday.  On the prostate cancer front the most exciting part of the meeting has been our being in Chicago and that the weather which has been fantastic. The only truly newsworthy thing that I have come across so far has been an abstract [...]


A joint task force composed of members from the American Urological Association (AUA) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has presented formal guidelines for the use of adjuvant and salvage radiation after a radical prostatectomy. To construct the Guideline they relied on a systematic review of the literature using the Pubmed, Embase and [...]

Study Shows that Six Months of Neoadjuvant ADT Significantly Reduces Mortality in Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers from the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group 96.01 trial study (TROG 96.01) concluded that six months of treatment with neoadjuvant androgen deprivation combined with radiation reduced the risk for disease-specific death by 49% in men with locally advanced prostate cancer. […]

From the 2010 AUA Conference

For men with advanced prostate cancer adjuvant radiation therapy improves the cancer-specific survival of men with seminal vesicle invasion, even in the presence of nodal metastases. This underscores the need for multi-modal treatment approaches in advanced prostate cancer patients. Joel T. Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.