Analyzing the Analysis – Is Surgery Superior to Radiotherapy? No, Despite the Results from A Large Canadian Study

It is a little out of the normal scope of this blog, but a recent prostate cancer study from Canada has received a lot of buzz and needs some commentary and analysis. The study concluded that for men who are diagnosed with local prostate cancer (still confined in the gland) live longer if they have [...]

Surgery Improves Survival Rates for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic recently announced results at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting from a long-term study that indicates that surgery can improve life expectancy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Their study shows that 80% of men who have advanced prostate cancer and still choose to have surgery survive for at [...]


On Sunday at the AUA conference there was a poster (#159) titled ADJUVANT VS. SALVAGE RADIATION THERAPY FOLLOWING PROSTATECTOMY FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER: RESULTS FROM SEER-MEDICARE written by Keith J. Kowalczyk, etal. The researchers evaluated the optimal timing of external beam radiation (RT) after the completion of a radical prostatectomy (RP) as primary treatment [...]

Surgical Management with Hormone Therapy of Lymph-Node-Positive Prostate Cancer Improves Local Control

Diagnosed with lymph-node positive prostate cancer, what are the best treatment options?  Should you add surgery to hormone therapy? These are important questions which have not yet been adequately answered. To help to begin to answer this question, researchers at Department of Urologic Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL. and [...]