Thanking fellow forum member An38 for the weblink-I had been looking for this kind of information for us to read and see (THANKS), I posted prior about this artcile written in 2009 by Dr. Bonkhoff and Richard Berges. I saw a presentation on this as a full abstract and it had more content than even the link An38 has, but this is still very good.
I have been trying to stress the importance of pathology on this forum for over 2 years, if you look into this closer you will gather the why it is that important:
Now I contend that the leading oncologists, like the guys I know something about this is why the particular names are here (yeah could easily miss other qualified onco's):
Myers, Strum, Scholz, Lam, Sartor, Leibowitz, Volgelzang, et al are apparently very good at treating patients with PCa, via experiences and open mindedness...and they are usually doing so without the defined pathology that Bonkhoff's information that would make their job even easier. Kind of making these onco's almost like a fractional version of Kreskin (LOL) for predicting protocols at a given stage for certain patients.
Dr. Strum has decades of patient experiences and literally has read about everything on the subject matter and he has experience even as a pathologist in his career, he has endorsed Dr. Bonkhoff a decade or so ago to us PCa patients. He also has maintained a list of 'expert' pathologists for us in the PCa community. I am saying Dr. Strum has laid down the pavement perhaps the best for PCa patient like us to listen, learn and follow better pathways....excellent legacy in PCa historically....sadly he is within retiring from practice.
He also pointed out that the Combidex scanning method...was the biggest breakthrough he saw in his lifetime with PCa (that's how important that is). Even Dr. Barenszt in Holland knows about the newer USPIO (Sand Lakes-Florida) scanning method and it maybe be comparable, but the images are not as clear is what I am hearing. But glad that atleast that method is here, it could improve. Knowledge is power in this, I hope Combidex is revived and it may return as an option and maybe someday get approved here.
(I thank An38 for finding this particular link)
Post Edited (zufus) : 3/12/2011 5:35:01 AM (GMT-7)