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Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor

Specialty: Urology
Aventura, Florida
Arnon Krongrad, MD is a urologist specializing in the treatment of prostate cancer and chronic prostatitis. Dr. Krongrad introduced laparoscopic prostate surgery to the United States.  Call for information: 305 936 0474.
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114-candidate gene panel can detect nearby prostate cancer in stromal prostate tissue by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There has been a lot of media “chatter” over the past 3 days about an article published in the journal Cancer Research. The article suggests that an investigati ... Read on »
Phase II trial of lapatinib shows some activity in CRPC by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Lapatinib which is already approved for the treatment of selected patients with advanced breast cancer is an oral inhibitor of epidermal growth factor recepto ... Read on »
Over-reaction to Norrkoping data in New Zealand by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A report in New Zealand’s Old Dominion Post would appear to typify a classic type of sad over-reaction to the results of the recent Norrkoping screening study ... Read on »
CPRIT makes major award for new prostate cancer drug research by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which we first wrote about back in late 2008 , has recently made  a major new grant award for pr ... Read on »
The Norrkoping prostate cancer screening trial — with 20-year follow-up by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new report just published as an open access, full-text article at BMJ.com is going to further confuse the issue of whether mass, population-based screening f ... Read on »
Prostate cancer screening lowers risk for metastatic disease by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer According to a presentation by Schröder at the European Urology Association meeting in Vienna recently, (yet another) reanalysis of data from the European Rando ... Read on »
CMS proposes Medicare coverage for Provenge by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed yesterday that there is sufficient and adequate evidence to conclude that the use of autologous ce ... Read on »
The natural history of biochemical recurrence after surgery by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It has been well understood for years that biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy does not always translate into systemic progression or neces ... Read on »
Prostate cancer treatment in southwestern Georgia: race and a rural environment by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new study just published in Urology seems to confirm facts that have previously been identified in earlier studies of how men elect to get treated for localiz ... Read on »
Understanding better how genetic variation may affect prostate cancer risk by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Previous research using so-called “genome-wide association studies” or GWAS have suggested that there may be as many as 30 different inherited prostate cancer g ... Read on »
PSA testing in men over 70 years of age — some perspective by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that at least between 2000 and 2005 “excessive PSA screening in elderly men with limited life expect ... Read on »
How to get really bad investment advice by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As we get closer to the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to be held at the beginning of June the investor community is begin ... Read on »
Cisplatin as second-line chemotherapy for docetaxel-refractory prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An Italian research team has published data from a small Phase II clinical trial suggesting that cisplatin + prednisone has activity in the treatment of men wit ... Read on »
The new finasteride challenge study by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new clinical trial being run by some of the investigators who originally coordinated the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial is investigating whether a brief per ... Read on »
Degarelix as second-line ADT in men not responsive to LHRH agonist therapy by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First-line androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for a man with metastatic prostate cancer has long been been either surgical or medical castration. In the case of ... Read on »
Damage to linking of pages within TNPCIL by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We regret to inform readers of the discovery of extensive damage to the links within The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink web site. We shall work to restore all l ... Read on »
“The pros and and cons of prostate cancer treatment options” by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Johns Hopkins Health Alerts yesterday issued a new summary of the up- and the downsides of the four “standard” treatments for localized prostate cancer: act ... Read on »
6 months of neoadjuvant ADT doubles survival when given with radiation therapy by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new article in Lancet Oncology has reported that a mere 6 months of neoadjuvant hormone therapy, when combined with radiation therapy, cuts the risk of dying ... Read on »
US FDA approves ipilimumab by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved ipilimumab (brand name  Yervoy®) for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma (an aggressive form o ... Read on »
A slight decrease in the use of PSA testing since early 2009 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Apparently, in the USA,  there has been a small decrease in the incidence of PSA testing since the publication of data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and O ... Read on »