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An update on Gleason grading system today by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am A review by Epstein in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Urology gives a detailed perspective on the current use of the Gleason grading system, with specific emphasis on the “removal” of Gleason patterns 1 and 2 in evaluating overall Gleason scores of biopsy samples and the value of “tertiary” Gleason pattern data. ... Read on »
Lynn - Blame it in the Tur-tur-tur-tur-tur-turkey by Actors Diet Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 10:02pm A fantastic night of sleep! This morning we skipped the gym and had breakfast with David and Wendy (Abe's parents) and Anna and Zack (Abe's sister and her hubby) in the hotel lobby. There was an all-you-can-eat-buffet for $11 but we weren't that hungry. So we asked if we could just order a la carte and they said yup. I fixed myself a bo ... Read on »
Lynn - Blame it in the Tur-tur-tur-tur-tur-turkey by Actors Diet Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 10:02pm A fantastic night of sleep! This morning we skipped the gym and had breakfast with David and Wendy (Abe's parents) and Anna and Zack (Abe's sister and her hubby) in the hotel lobby. There was an all-you-can-eat-buffet for $11 but we weren't that hungry. So we asked if we could just order a la carte and they said yup. I fixed myself a bowl ... Read on »
Clinical staging by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 1:56am Introduction All cancers have “staging systems” that physicians use to describe the extent of the cancer or the degree to which it has progressed. These staging systems have changed over the years as we have learned more about cancer. The systems used to stage prostate cancer have changed relatively recently, and so your physician may use a ... Read on »
Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 12:00am In today’s news reports we comment on three different articles dealing with radiotherapy in first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer: Iodine-125-based brachytherapy without adjuvant hormone therapy or EBRT in younger males Comparative outcomes of brachytherapy patients of 60 and younger and > 60 ye ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic Research Finds Surgery Outperforms Drug Therapy in Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 9:02am A 17-year-long community study looking at symptoms of enlarged prostate in over 2,000 men age 40 to 79 years suggests that surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) offers more relief from incontinence and obstruction symptoms than treatment from drug-based therapy, according to a new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic. The researchers pr ... Read on »
Prolaris: prognostically accurate but of limited utility? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 12:00am According to a media release from  Myriad Genetics , the company’s investigational genetic test (Prolaris™) can accurately predict prostate cancer-specific mortality at 10 years in men known to have clinically localized prostate cancer. This claim  is being made on the basis of data presented earlier this week at the European Society f ... Read on »
Is CCP testing really the prognostic tool we need? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 12:00am A new report just published on line in Lancet Oncology is suggesting that the cell cycle progression (CCP) score a measure of the levels of expression of selected genes that are important to cell growth may be an important indicator of risk for more aggressive types of prostate cancer. The article by Cuzick et al. describes a ... Read on »
AUA annual meeting update No. 5 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:45pm In reviewing the many prostate cancer presentations given at the AUA during last week, we have noted several that are certainly worth bringing to the attention of our readers and that have not previously been reported. The Importance of Regular PSA and DRE Testing Griffen et al. reviewed data from their series of 35,456 men enrolled in ... Read on »
The Saturday prostate cancer news: November 29, 2008 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:39pm We have separately addressed  a report on 10-year outcome data following (non-robotic) laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. In today’s other reports we have addressed: The potential of annexin A3 as a marker for early diagnosis of prostate cancer The ability of PSAV and PSAD to predict risk for prostate ca ... Read on »