Category Archives: Ask Dr. Barken

Combining active immunotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors in prostate cancer

Phase I study approach of priming the immune system with Prostvac vaccination, intensified immunotherapy with Ipilimumab to further enhance the immune response.  This was presented by Hapreet Singh M.D. from the National Cancer Institute. Genentech video explaining the “Security Checkpoint System” … Continue reading

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Focal MRI Guided Laser Therapy Study

  Additional reading  Role of multiparamteric MRI imaging in focal therapy for prostate cancer.   Advantages of focal laser therapy: 1) Total ablation process takes up to 3 minutes per laser fiber. 2) Damage predicted with with MR temperature mapping … Continue reading

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Phase III Prostvac Clinical Study

Immune Therapy is an important tool for advanced prostate cancer disease, especially in older patients for whom chemotherapy is excluded because of other serious medical problems. Dr. Barken presents the Prostvac Clinical Study Phase III with a video clip featuring … Continue reading

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Testosterone Theapy and Cardiac Risk

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Dr. Duke Bahn update about Active Surveilance and Focal Cryotherapy.

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Sequential Hormonal Blockade- Discussion with a caller on Ask Dr. Barken Call In show

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Sequential Hormonal Blockade

Question of the week: What is Sequential Hormonal Blockade?  When should it be the preferred treatment? Video Blog Presentation: Dr. Barken answers the questions and presents a video commentary about treating with Casodex and Proscar only. The related article of the … Continue reading

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