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    Yes. RT doses are commonly indicated in grays...

    Yes. RT doses are commonly indicated in grays (Gy) or centigrays (cGy). 70.2 Gy is the same as 7020 cGy. From what I've noticed, institutions use cGy more often and published studies Gy. Don't worry,...
  2. TY -- my pleasure. While a few studies emphasized...

    TY -- my pleasure. While a few studies emphasized this point about always adding PIRADS 3-5 areas to the standard TRUS cores, one study did come out in favor of MRI cores only. Of course the hope is...
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    Sticky: Efficacy and tolerability of...

    Efficacy and tolerability of sildenafil/l-arginine combination relative to sildenafil alone in patients with organic erectile dysfunction [2019]



    The Potential Role of Arginine Supplements on...
  4. Genetic correlates of PCa visibility (and invisibility) on mpMRI [Comment article]

    Added to Topic (C) of the Subforum today:

    Genetic correlates of prostate cancer visibility (and invisibility) on mpMRI: It’s time to take stock [2019, Comment from the UK, Full Text]
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    [#144] Genetic correlates of prostate cancer...

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    Genetic correlates of prostate cancer visibility (and invisibility) on mpMRI: It’s time to take stock [2019, Comment, Full Text]

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bju.14919
  6. Anything is possible, of course, but there should...

    Anything is possible, of course, but there should be regular (perhaps daily) calibration. What's that line from Hamlet... fish and relatives ... no that's not it.
  7. I, too, wouldn't be concerned about simply losing...

    I, too, wouldn't be concerned about simply losing the < sign (as Mike said, time will tell), but I would be pissed at the thought of possibly getting double-talk BS* from the Quest.

    Djin

    *BS =...
  8. I agree with ASA. Best to follow a formal AS...

    I agree with ASA. Best to follow a formal AS protocol (and one on the stricter side is preferable). A G6 biopsy actually means that there is a roughly 1 in 3 chance that the real Gleason score is >6...
  9. I admire you for embarking on your Quest quest!...

    I admire you for embarking on your Quest quest! You have every right to know. You might want to take a printout of the Quest webpage for this test, which as of today clearly states:



    It...
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    I haven't come across that particular set of...

    I haven't come across that particular set of guidelines, but a case-by-case evaluation might be best in the current "transition" period. D'Amico was adamant recently that G9 and 10 men with even ONE...
  11. Long-term results of a phase II study of...

    Long-term results of a phase II study of hypofractionated proton therapy for prostate cancer: moderate versus extreme hypofractionation [2019, Full Text]

    Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Can Be...
  12. Proton therapy - the modality of choice for future radiation therapy of PCa? [Review]

    Proton therapy- the modality of choice for future radiation therapy management of Prostate Cancer? [2019, Review, Full Text]

    (Review from Ireland; 28 Studies reviewed, 112 References)




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    [#143] Proton therapy- the modality of choice...

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    Proton therapy- the modality of choice for future radiation therapy management of Prostate Cancer? [2019, Review, Full Text]
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  14. I know your view, ASA. I can only report the...

    I know your view, ASA. I can only report the studies -- and we can all comment on them.

    Some (including my uro/surgeon) aren't very impressed by 10-year studies and are interested in what they...
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    [#68] New Protocol of Intermittent Androgen...

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    New Protocol of Intermittent Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Study [2019]

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31594735
  16. ASAdvocate replied to this study in the SubForum....

    ASAdvocate replied to this study in the SubForum. I suggested he copy it here in the Main Forum for wider viewing and replies.

    Djin
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    I know your view, ASA. I can only report the...

    I know your view, ASA. I can only report the studies -- and we can all comment on them. (I started a thread with this study in the Main Forum -- perhaps you'd like to copy your post there for wider...
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    [#142] The role of radical prostatectomy and...

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    The role of radical prostatectomy and definitive external beam radiotherapy in combined treatment for high-risk prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis [2019, Full Text]
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    [#35] 2019 Canadian Urological Association...

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    2019 Canadian Urological Association (CUA)-Canadian Uro Oncology Group (CUOG) guideline: Management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) [2019, Full Text]
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  20. SBRT for prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective trials

    Prospective trials are the gold standard of clinical trials. This review covers 14 studies from 2007 to 2018.

    Stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer: systematic review and...
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    [#122] Stereotactic body radiation therapy for...

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    Stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective trials [2019, Review, Full Text]
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    [#11] Biological and therapeutic advances in the...

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    Biological and therapeutic advances in the pursuit of effective immunotherapy for prostate cancer [2019]

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31609776
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    [#121] External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and...

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    External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer: the impact of EBRT volume [2019]
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  24. Yes, I agree. My question is: How much...

    Yes, I agree. My question is: How much information does PNI add once you know the status of all your RP adverse features and your genomic risk estimate?

    As one study points out, PNI on biopsy...
  25. Michael, my question was, of course, rhetorical...

    Michael, my question was, of course, rhetorical :)

    But for PNI found on biopsy (from the Subforum):

    Baseline Perineural Invasion is Associated with Shorter Time to Progression in Men with...
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