"The relevant professional associations in the field of medicine and/or urology must do their part to inform and educate their members about the appropriate use of finasteride and PSA to eliminate avoidable morbidity and mortality from prostate cancer," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Badar M. Mian, MD
"It’s critically important to not overemphasize the benefits or overlook the concerns related to new technology or surgical approaches as is too often the case in the marketing campaigns by various centers (both academic and community)," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
"Of note, the number needed to treat analysis revealed that 18 patients treated with ADT resulted in one patient being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and 10 patients treated with ADT resulted in one patient with a dementia diagnosis," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Patients with CVD taking abiraterone or enzalutamide have a 43% higher risk of hospitalization, according to a recent study.
"There appears to be a strikingly high likelihood of increased morbidity and poor outcomes in patient who are not receiving definitive therapy," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
"While the safety and feasibility of the renal mass biopsy procedure has been established, if or when to obtain the biopsy remains a topic for active discussion," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
"This report brings to light an often-suspected but previously undocumented clinical issue in great and alarming detail," says Badar M. Mian, MD.
"In this study, even if only the higher risk subgroup (unfavorable PSMs and advanced stage/grade) were to receive adjuvant treatment, nearly 75% of patients may potentially be overtreated," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
"Despite improvements in the diagnostic markers and imaging, overdiagnosis and particularly overtreatment continue to pose a challenge for the urologic community," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
"Biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy may occur in 20% to 50% of cases and salvage radiation therapy is considered the best treatment in most cases. But the questions about whether to add androgen deprivation therapy, as well as its dose and duration, remain subjects of active clinical debate," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.