A multi-institutional consortium study conducted to fill a gap in knowledge about long-term outcomes of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer shows that both the long-term efficacy and safety of SBRT compare favorably with the profiles of other established radiotherapy modalities.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
A study of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the setting of a community urology practice showed that adherence with active surveillance is good after 3 years of follow-up.
“Patients have rising expectations for telehealth services as new technology-based ways and preferences for consuming services are shifting into health care. Therefore, it is important for urologists to gear up to meet the market demand,” explains Christian Milaster, MS.
Both the efficacy and safety of abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA) treatment for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) appear to differ depending on race, according to results of Abi Race, a prospective, multicenter trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Treatment with apalutamide (Erleada) resulted in a rapid and substantial decline in PSA, and greater magnitude of PSA decline correlated with improvement in several oncologic endpoints, results from the phase III SPARTAN study showed.
A study investigating associations between statin use and prostate cancer outcomes provides further evidence that the medication may have race-related benefit, providing protective effects among Caucasian men but not in African-Americans.
The protein Kidney Injury Molecule 1 shows promise as a blood-based biomarker for renal cell carcinoma diagnosis and for predicting overall survival after RCC diagnosis.
Although it may not be the last word on the topic, new research sheds light on the choice of cytoreductive nephrectomy and/or targeted therapy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Findings of a multi-institutional cohort study provide further evidence that favorable outcomes can be achieved by carefully selected patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who forgo radical cystectomy after achieving a clinical complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Personally tailored intervention generates patient interest, QoL improvements.