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PSA rise after prostatectomy by Mark Levin Posted Tue 23 Aug 2011 6:44pm One consequence of the routine adoption of PSA monitoring after treatment of early stage prostate cancer is the identification of men with a PSA-only recurrence. In this situation, increases in serum PSA over the pretreatment baseline are not accompanied by signs or symptoms of progressive disease. If the rise in the PSA is slow and occurs a ... Read on »
Some Men May Get Too Many PSA Tests by Medline Plus Posted Wed 25 Aug 2010 10:05am Wednesday, August 25, 2010    By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who have undergone surgery to treat earlier stage prostate cancer may not need to keep up yearly PSA tests to screen for a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. ... Read on »
Should PSA levels be “undetectable” at 5 years after successful brachytherapy? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 12:00am Most brachytherapy centers today use the Phoenix criteria to define clinical success and failure after brachytherapy. But a new paper suggests that brachytherapy can (and perhaps should) use a higher standard for long-term follow-up. In an article in press in the on-line UroToday International Journal, Barrett and Herzfel ... Read on »
Follow-up PSA testing after surgery for low-risk prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Sun 01 Aug 2010 12:00am One of our regular readers has suggested we comment on a recent paper questioning the need for annual, lifelong PSA testing after radical prostatectomy for patients treated for low-risk prostate cancer. The recent paper by Tollefson et al. offers a retrospective analysis of data on the long-term follow-up of > 2,000 patients t ... Read on »
Salvage radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy: further insights by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:46pm Macdonald et al. have reported that, based on an analysis of data from the CaPSURE™ database, salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is optimal for patients with low pre-SRT PSA levels, long PSA doubling times, and favorable pathologic features. Patients who do not meet these criteria may benefit significantly less from SRT, particularly if the potential ... Read on »
Open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) for treatment of early stage (localized) prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 1:41pm The Basics The “anatomical approach” to radical retropubic prostatectomy, designed to spare the nerve bundles on both sides of the prostate and better control bleeding during surgery, was developed by Patrick Walsh, MD ( see right ) of the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in the early 1980s. It ... Read on »
HIFU as a salvage treatment option after radical prostatectomy by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Sat 05 Mar 2011 12:00am The standard form of treatment for a man with a rising PSA after a first-line radical prostatectomy (RP) is salvage radiation therapy (with or without a period of androgen deprivation). However, an Italian group has just published pilot data on the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as salvage therapy after RP. Asi ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Recurrence or PSA - How Low Can You Go? by Rabbi Ed . Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:00am I went through a robotics prostatectomy about 1 ½ years ago. Recently my PSA score climbed from .001 to .009.  Does that mean my prostate cancer is coming back?     --I.R. : Only the prostate or prostate cells that might have escaped from your prostate after surgery can produce prostate-spec ... Read on »
New form of PSA test is 1,700 times more sensitive by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 12:00am Data just published in Nature Biotechnology suggests that a new type of PSA test developed by a company called Quanterix is 1,700 times more sensitive than older, standard PSA detection methods used in clinical laboratories. Standard PSA tests can measure with accuracy down to about 0.1 ng/ml. Ultrasensitive PSA tests can ... Read on »
Patient Reports of Family Cancer History Are Often Inaccurate by Posted Tue 17 May 2011 10:19pm Study Finds Colonoscopy Screening Overused in Medicare Beneficiaries A new study suggests that almost one-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries undergo colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy more frequently than is recommended, including a large number of beneficiaries 80 years of age or older. Performing po ... Read on »