Prostate Cancer Pelvic Lymph Nodes – Is there a role for radiation?

Video Blog Presentation:

Dr. Barken presents Dr. Mack Roach on the topic of radiation of lymph nodes,  presented at the PCRI annual meeting.  Mack Roach III, M.D. is Professor and Chairman of Radiation Oncology and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Ask Dr Barken Call In Program –

The following question is for the Ask Dr. Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, May 22 2012 at 6pm Pacific Time. Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program.

Question of the week:

What’s the benefit of doing whole pelvic lymph node radiation if you have localized prostate cancer disease?

The related article of the week:

Effect of whole pelvic radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced prostate cancer treated with radiotherapy and long-term androgen deprivation therapy.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Dec 1;81(5):e721-6. Abstract 

Mantini G,

Please send your questions about Combidex, MRI of the prostate to info@pcref.org and Dr. Barken will present the question to Dr. Jelle Barentsz in one of the future video interviews.

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