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Biopsies

Prostate MRI Detects More Cancers Than Standard US-Guided Biopsy

May 20, 2018

Magnetic resonance imaging before biopsy for prostate-cancer detection is superior to standard transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy among men at risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the article here.

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Biopsy-to-RP Delay May Up Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

April 2, 2018

A greater than 90-day delay from prostate biopsy to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer may increase the risk of biochemical recurrence of disease, according to study findings. Read the article here.

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Repeat prostate biopsies prior to radical prostatectomy do not impact erectile function recovery and mid‐ to long‐term continence

April 2, 2018

Repeat biopsy before radical prostatectomy impairs early continence after surgery. However, erectile function recovery and mid‐term to long‐term continence are not affected. These data support the current trend towards active surveillance and delayed local treatment in patients with low‐ to intermediate‐risk prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Stephen Fry and his Prostate Cancer Journey – so far

March 7, 2018

A YouTube video by Stephen Fry  describing his journey with prostate cancer to date. Watch the video.

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Video: “Transperineal Prostate Biopsies: a new paradigm in the diagnosis and monitoring of Prostate Cancer”

February 23, 2018

January 2018 Awareness Night Transperineal Prostate Biopsies: a new paradigm in the diagnosis and monitoring of Prostate Cancer   Dr. Stanley Flax  MB, BCh, FRCSC Staff Urologist, North York General Hospital, Co-Chair, North York General Hospital’s OR Product Standardization & Evaluation Committee, Director, Gale & Graham Wright Prostate Cancer Centre.   Dr. Adam Tunis MD, […]

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Commercially available liquid biopsy data may be misleading.

January 14, 2018

A comparison of current commercially available liquid biopsies designed to conduct genetic testing of cDNA as a guide to the selection of drug therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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A peek behind the curtain: pathologists are the most important doctors you’ll never meet

October 23, 2016

Unlike your GP, urologist, and oncologist, pathologists are not docs that you choose and you’ll likely never meet them. They are associated with labs and with medical practices. They rarely meet patients or speak to them. In fact, in some areas pathologists are barred from speaking to patients. An interview with Dr. Les Raff, head […]

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