Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rapid PSA Rise Calls for Radiation

"Feb. 12, 2008 -- For the first time, researchers have shown that radiation can increase the odds of survival for men whose PSA levels rapidly rise after surgery for prostate cancer...[t]he greatest benefits of so-called salvage radiotherapy were observed in men with rapidly rising PSA levels, says researcher Bruce Trock, MD, associate professor of urology, epidemiology, oncology, and environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University."
Story on WebMD

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sports editor journals his salvage radiation

Welcome to radiation.

"Ken Burger, executive sports editor of The Post and Courier[Charleston], was diagnosed with prostate cancer on Feb. 2, 2007, and documented his journey in a series of columns last year. Now, in a new series of columns beginning today, he'll update readers about the latest steps in his treatment..."