No John's case in missed biopsies is not that unusual happens to many later then found PCa patients...Dr. Strum was touting Combidex scan 8+ years ago when nobody else heard of it (pioneer...Tiger Blood...Winning-LOL). John should tell his own story... I get your point and understand it and not saying you are wrong, but not gonna stop looking at everything.
Other Pioneer events in PCa: Cryo therapy invention (still useful) many laughed surely, HIFU many might laugh (still useful), DaVinci robot in USA 2002 (less than 10 years ago Domo Arigato (lol)...and now is the MainStream method for PCa removal it appears). Now cyberknife radiations and other radiation breakthroughs.
Pioneering(history) drugs: 1940's DES, 1980's casodex into the USA and Lupron et al LHRH, x. Ketoconazole( around 1982) used in USA (founded in Canada by pioneer idiot whom tried it on PCa..LOL-1970's), Degarelix 2009 or so, Abiraterone 2011 trials, MDV3100 2011 trials, Provenge 2011 (first PCa vaccine in the USA), Jevtana 2011 trials. Other stuff: zometa, fosamax, flomax, avodart, leukine, estradiol patches, taxanes and plenty more. Ten years ago Ralph can tell you exactly what patients choices were then and how much less information was known about
...I have seen the information pool go hugely expanded since 2002 and more options and better protocols for patients and wiser patients and doctors.
Coming soon it appears: ARN-509 (like MDV3100 'super casodex), Tasquinimod (Europe), XL-184, (for bones)=Denosumab and toremifene. Plenty others I missed right now.
Now how many uro-docs are going to be right on top of the newest drugs, let alone the oldest ones? Pioneers.....may be your only hope is the message so just cause it isn't all mainstream today, doesn't mean jack.
Post Edited (zufus) : 4/15/2011 2:01:28 PM (GMT-6)