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  1. Thread: ED clinics?

    by DjinTonic
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    To the tune of the Toreador song from Carmen, as...

    To the tune of the Toreador song from Carmen, as sung by Bart Simpson:


    Toreador, oh, don't spit on the floor.
    Please use the cuspidor, that's what it's for.

    Cuspidor is one of those words...
  2. Digital Rectal Examination Remains a Key Prognostic Tool for PCa (Review)

    Digital Rectal Examination Remains a Key Prognostic Tool for Prostate Cancer: A National Cancer Database Review [2019, JNCCN, Review, Full Text]



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    It is often pointed...
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    [#129] Digital Rectal Examination Remains a Key...

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    Digital Rectal Examination Remains a Key Prognostic Tool for Prostate Cancer: A National Cancer Database Review [2019, JNCCN, Review, Full Text]
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  4. At the hospital level, pressure to revise PSA...

    At the hospital level, pressure to revise PSA testing may come from different quarters: umbrella associations that look objectively at the research and decide to change their guidelines, ROs at the...
  5. OTS, with their algoritnm/flow chart for with...

    OTS, with their algoritnm/flow chart for with recurrent PSA/BCR, are they saying Don't irradiate the prostate bed unless you know it's the source of the PSA (mets, remaining cancerous tissue, or...
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    Finasteride Concentrations and Prostate Cancer...

    Finasteride Concentrations and Prostate Cancer Risk: Results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial [2015, Full Text]




    The continuing debate of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and prostate...
  7. I agree with your definition, but it could...

    I agree with your definition, but it could matter. The NCNN Guidelines uses the word undetectable 31 times. It would help to know exactly what they mean :) While low-risk men can sit comfortably...
  8. I believe "undetectable" is simply below the LLD...

    I believe "undetectable" is simply below the LLD (lowest limit of detection) for a given PSA test. So we celebrate Forum Brothers who get a first post-RP PSA of <0.1 (which was mine, too). I believe...
  9. After I decided for surgery, based on my biopsy...

    After I decided for surgery, based on my biopsy on imaging, my uro/surgeon said he was fairly sure he would be able to save the nerve on one side, but was unsure about the other and wouldn't know...
  10. No doubt, nmguy. However your situation was more...

    No doubt, nmguy. However your situation was more serious, being pT3 (with SVI+ and nerve-bundle involvement). One purpose of the recent study was to remind individuals and institutions to try to...
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    That is splendid news and is direct (no pun...

    That is splendid news and is direct (no pun intended*) evidence of what the neoadjuvant Lupron+Zytiga (abiraterone) has done, at least in the prostate. There may be benefits beyond that as well....
  12. Time to Move Beyond NCCN Risk Stratification? / Adding Genomics to Interm. Risk RT

    Although genomic testing is making its way into decision-making, it hasn't been incorporated into the commonly used risk-groups. Both of these issues are addressed in this recent editorial and study....
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    [#133] Precision Medicine for Localized Prostate...

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    Precision Medicine for Localized Prostate Cancer: Time to Move Beyond NCCN Risk Stratification? [2019, Editorial, Full Text]
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    [#13] Efficacy and Safety of Carboplatin Plus...

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    Efficacy and Safety of Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel as the First-, Second-, and Third-line Chemotherapy in Men With Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer [2019]
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  15. [#120] Risk Prediction Tools Available for...

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    Risk Prediction Tools Available for Germline BRCA1/2 Mutations Underperform in Prostate Cancer Patients [2019, Full Text]
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    [#77] Tumor-Specific Induction of the Intrinsic...

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    Tumor-Specific Induction of the Intrinsic Apoptotic Pathway—A New Therapeutic Option for Advanced Prostate Cancer? [2019, Full Text]
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  17. There will be certain percentage of PSM because...

    There will be certain percentage of PSM because of cancer-related factors (e.g. tumor location). Among take-home messages is that surgeons should aim for that number, and under-performing...
  18. The above, recent study cites this one: Are...

    The above, recent study cites this one:

    Are you now a good surgeon? T2 positive margin status as a quality outcome measure following radical prostatectomy [2017, Full Text]
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    [#49] The estimated prevalence of missed...

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    The estimated prevalence of missed positive lymph nodes based on extent of lymphadenectomy at radical prostatectomy [2019]
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  20. Variation in Positive Surgical Margin Status After RP for pT2 PCa

    Variation in Positive Surgical Margin Status After Radical Prostatectomy for pT2 Prostate Cancer [2019]



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    [Emphasis mine]
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    If you go to the wedding with your leg-bag...

    If you go to the wedding with your leg-bag catheter, I recommend no dancing ... or no fast dancing... definitely no tangos or jitterbugs ;)
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    A wedding a couple of weeks out? Define "a...

    A wedding a couple of weeks out? Define "a couple." The first week post op you will have a catheter. No assessment or progress until it's out. Recovery of continence varies greatly. I think I was...
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    One correction to what might be a misconception...

    One correction to what might be a misconception about PSA on your part. ADT can keep metastatic PCa at bay and prolong life. Low and lowered PSA are a sign that ADT is (still) working. The purpose of...
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    Mostth, you are very fortunate in getting your...

    Mostth, you are very fortunate in getting your care at the Mayo. You can ask about SOC (Standard Of Care) treatments and experimental ones. If your persistent PSA is confirmed, you can have consults...
  25. Thread: Undecided

    by DjinTonic
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    The abstracts are what they are. Anyone seriously...

    The abstracts are what they are. Anyone seriously interested in a topic, especially if you are researching treatment options, has to get hold of the Full Text (when it exists) and read it carefully....
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