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  1. Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said … One of the most important meetings of doctors for men with advanced prostate cancer is the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting held each year. Yesterday at the ASCO meeting Dr Maha Hussain, on behalf of her team presented the initial results of the PROSPER clinical trial. That trial tested whether men with no metastases, but who had rapidly rising PSA, would do better with early Enzalutamide (Xtandi). This presentation is just the start of scientific reporting. Dr Hussain is presenting this study to hundreds of
  2. Geoff Buttfield

    PSA (NOT) Testing

    One from the PCFA website, which unfortunately, I believe, will soon apply to us. "It is likely that men will develop more advanced prostate cancer before it is diagnosed and be less likely to be cured" http://www.prostate.org.au/research/research-news/relaxed-guidelines-on-psa-testing-might-miss-aggressive-tumors-study/
  3. A well researched article (pub. online 8 Jan. 2015) by Dr.Michael Kolodziej, MD, FACP in AJMC, (with free access via PubMed,) outlines the current treatment options, as well as those being investigated. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2014/ACE021_Dec14_Prostate_CE/ACE021_Dec14_ProstateCE_Kolodziej/ Interestingly, although it covers some of the newer PSMA scanning technology (including C11 Choline) still no mention of the Gallium 68 PSMA scans now available in most? Australian capital cities. Perhaps we lead the USA in this regard?
  4. While the draft Testing guidelines may seem a step in the right direction, unfortunately, an important item in the 2013 Melbourne Consensus http://www.bjuinternational.com/bjui-blog/the-melbourne-consensus-statement-on-prostate-cancer-testing/ Consensus Statement 4: Baseline PSA testing for men in their 40s is useful for predicting the future risk of prostate cancer has not been included. This would have been the only way to stop younger men from being found too late. As it stands, GPs are advised to refuse testing to anyone under 45, and not to suggest testing before 50, an age which is too
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