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Local Infection Rates Should Inform Decisions on Preventive Measures

Amelia Island, Florida—Frequent review of local infection rates and resistance patterns should inform discussions about infectious complications after prostate biopsy. That was one of the conclusions of researchers who conducted a study to determine whether regional antibiogram differences should be considered in decisions related to pre-biopsy antibiotic prophylaxis. Ardalan Ahmad, MD, and colleagues presented results of their analysis during a ... Read More »

High Gleason Grade as Predictor of BCR

Amelia Island, Florida—The strongest predictor of biochemical recurrence (BCR) remains high Gleason grade. That was one of the findings of a study conducted recently by Benjamin T. Ristau, MD, and colleagues. Study results were presented during a poster session at the 66th NSAUA Annual Meeting. The poster was titled Perioperative Predictors of Biochemical Recurrence at 48 Months after Radical Prostatectomy. ... Read More »

Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer Varies among Large Urology Group Practices

Amelia Island, Florida—Management of patients with advanced prostate cancer being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) varied widely among large urology practices in a retrospective analysis conducted recently by Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, and colleagues. The researchers reported analysis results during a poster session at the 66th NSAUA Annual Meeting in November. The poster was titled Variations in the ... Read More »

Sequential Treatment with Sipuleucel-T followed by Enzalutamide

Amelia Island, Florida—Recent study results demonstrated a “promising effect” using sequential sipuleucel-T immunotherapy followed by enzalutamide for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Sipuleucel-T was the first autologous cellular vaccine approved by the US FDA. The study was conducted by Christopher Pieczonka, MD, and colleagues. Results were reported during a poster session at the 66th NSAUA Annual Meeting in November. ... Read More »