Findings from the Geritourinary Cancer Symposium

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John T
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted yeaterday on the New Prostate Cancer Infolink.
 

Here is what we see as the most important “take aways” from this symposium this year, as far as prostate cancer is concerned:

  • Dutasteride clearly can and does help to delay the progression of prostate cancer in men diagnosed with low-risk disease who are on active surveillance. Who are the most appropriate patients (and the least appropriate) for this type of therapy is still a question that will need to be resolved.
  • Low-doses of pomegranate extract certainly appear to affect PSA doubling times in men diagnosed and previously treated for prostate cancer, regardless of their prior treatment history (although one commentator at the meeting did carefully note that until we had similar data comparing the effects of POMx treatment to a placebo, there was still an outstanding question about just how real this clinical effect actually is).
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (CyberKnife therapy) continues to show good outcomes in early stage, low-risk patients at 4 and 5 years of follow-up — but longer follow-up is still needed in larger numbers of patients.
  • Intermittent ADT is now (according to Dr. Klotz) the standard of care for hormonal treatment of men with a rising PSA after failure of first-line or salvage radiation therapy based on data from the large, randomized Phase III NCIC CTG PR.7 Intergroup trial

Magaboo
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   Posted 2/19/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi John and thanks for the info.
Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04

60Michael
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   Posted 2/19/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks John.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
On March 17, anybody in range of our UsTOO group here is Las Vegas can come and see a key speaker the ASCO Genitourinary Oncology Symposium. Nick Vogelzang will be talking about these highlights as well as clinical trial updates that also received some attention in the meetings. There is no cost to attend, other than it being in Las Vegas. If you are interested contact me and I will get you time and directions. There might be some food involved as well...

Tony
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Jerry L.
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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tony - that includes a 2 night stay at the Monte Carlo, correct?

John-see you mentioned Pomegranates...do you have any more info. on that?

Just kidding on both accts...

Thanks for the heads up...
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
-----------------
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you John. That is helpful information.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/19/2011 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry,
Nothing is impossible...

Tony
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino
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