Elective Radiation of Pelvic Lymph Nodes During Salvage Radiotherapy Post Prostatectomy – Does It Work?

When facing a post prostatectomy biochemical failure (PSA only failure) the best way to treat is still not known. Preliminary data from Johns Hopkins [1] and Duke Universities[2] have recently provided some of the earliest evidence that salvage radiotherapy may prolong overall survival versus delay of intervention until time of symptomatic progression. Despite [...]

Impact of Postoperative PSA Scores on Recurrence and the use of Salvage Therapy on the Risk of Death

In a study conducted by Choueiri et al. published in Cancer it was suggested that men who have prostate cancer that was treated by a radical prostatectomy (RP) who then had a long time to a biochemical recurrence (BCR) or a long PSA doubling time after a BCR have no higher overall risk of death [...]

Changes of PSA Doubling Time is Associated with Disease Progression in Men with Biochemically Relapsed Prostate Cancer Treated with Intermittent Androgen Deprivation

Researchers at the The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland studied the relationship between the change of PSA doubling time (PSADT) and disease progression during intermittent androgen deprivation (IAD) therapy for prostate cancer. They retrospectively analyzed the data from 96 men diagnosed with biochemically relapsed prostate cancer (BRPC) who [...]

Biochemical Failure of Prostate Cancer Treatment – When to Treat and When to Watch

A PSA only recurrence (biochemical failure) post a primary treatment for prostate cancer is relatively common, approximately 30% of those treated! A biochemical failure is characterized a return of increasing PSA without any other evidence of cancer on a scan. Failure can happen immediately after primary treatment has been completed or many years after the [...]

Can B7-H3 Expression Serve as a Biomarker of Biochemical Recurrence after Salvage Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Prostate Cancer?

Current knowledge makes it very difficult to predict which men will experience biochemical recurrence (BCR) after salvage radiation therapy (SRT) for recurrent prostate cancer (PCa). We are also lacking in novel targets for adjuvant therapies. At the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL., researchers evaluated the association of B7-H3 expression in primary PCa [...]

The Time To Biochemical Failure Post Radiation Predicts Your Survival Time, How To Plan Your Todays

Yesterday, November 11, 2009, I wrote that I appreciated knowing what my survival chances were after learning that I had a returning PSA, so I thought that this study was particularly relevant. At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference, Dr. Buyyounouski and his colleagues from the Fox Chase Cancer Center reported on a [...]

Salvage Radical Prostatectomy After Failed Radiotherapy Can Work

A small study out of the Department of Urology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy has demonstrated that a salvage radical prostatectomy is a reasonable treatment option for men with locally recurrent prostate cancer after external beam radiotherapy failure. Despite the traditional belief that surgery can not follow failed radiation treatment, this argument against initial radiotherapy [...]

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