Category Archives: Diagnosis

Percentage Involved Core Length and Risk of Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy

Article: Greatest Percentage Involved Core Length and Risk of Clinically Significant Prostate-Specific Antigen Failure After Radical Prostatectomy. Author:  Anthony V. D’Amico Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer.  March 5, 2015

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OligoMetastatic Prostate Cancer – Lecture by Eugene Kwon M.D.

Eugene Kwon M.D.  at the PCRI 2014 Annual Meeting. Topic : OligoMetastatic Prostate Cancer Disease. Dr. Kwon brings examples of Choline 11 PET scans as a tool to find location of metastatic lesions.  These  targets can be treated and also watched … Continue reading

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Circulating Epithelial Tumor Cells

Interview with Peter Pachmann about Mmaintrac Click here to send a video question and you will get an e mail video reply

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Active Surveillance- Canadian Experience Part 2.

  Active Surveillance:  Current status and future direction. Part 2. Mayo Clinic Review, Hawaii Feb 2 2014 Produced by UroToday.      Click here to send me a question by sending a video.  Click to view instructions.

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Is Combidex available?

More information about Combidex , please click here. New England Article about Combidex, Please see other lectures by Dr. Barentsz on our video blog

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Empiric antibiotics for elevated PSA

Empiric antibiotics for an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level: a randomised, prospective, controlled multi-institutional trial. Abstract – BJU Int. 2013,Nov;112(7):925-9.  Citation on PubMed Abstract discussed by Dr. Israel Barken , the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Research and Education … Continue reading

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Sexual Funcation, Immune System, Choline 11 PET scan, Multi Parametric MRI and Decision Making Model for Prostate Cancer Disease

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Prostate Cancer Prevention: The Role of PSA Testing, Biospies and Newer Screening Techniques

The article: Serum index proPSA and Prostate Health Index are more accurate than prostate specific antigen and free-PSA in predicting a positive repeat prostate biopsy. To see the abstract, go to:. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22901578  Dr. Barken explains the Pro PSA test and discusses … Continue reading

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MRI detects prostate cancer better than conventional TRUS biopsy, and is implemented through e-communication

This is a lecture by Dr. Jelle Barentz. Professor of Radiology Prostate MR-Center of Excellence Department of Radiology Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre The Netherlands Topic:  MRI detects prostate cancer better than conventional TRUS biopsy, and is implemented through e-communication. … Continue reading

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Question: Shall I do a biopsy of the prostate?

The following question is for the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 6pm Pacific Time.  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program. Question of the week:   An email from a patient gave brief medical history and ended with … Continue reading

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