Category Archives: PSA

Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.

The “Chose Wisely” Israel Barken M.D., discusses the Choose Wisely program. The program created by cooperation between the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Urological Association.

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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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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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New Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy- Prostvac

Dr. Barken introduces the New Prostate Cancer Immune Therapy for earlier stages of Prostate Cancer.  Please watch the video below and see what  he learned at the National Cancer Institute recent conference mentioned above. Dr. James Gulley explains the Prostvac … Continue reading

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Enzalutamide and Prostvac for patients with PSA only disease after primary treatment

This very significant development could become the standard treatment for prostate cancer in the future.   Enzalutamide in Combination With PSA-TRICOM in Patients With Non-Metastatic Castration Sensitive Prostate Cancer. NIH Study- Recruiting- ClinicalTrials.gov  Identifier: NCT01875250

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Delaying Androgen Deprivation

Delaying Androgen Deprivation Therapy May not compromise Survival in Men with Prostate cancer and PSA-Only Relapse.

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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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PSA Response to Neoadjuvant Androgen Deprivation Therapy iIs a Strong Predictor of Survival

PSA Response to Neoadjuvant Androgen Deprivation Therapy Is a Strong Independent Predictor of Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer in the Dose-Escalated Radiation Therapy Era

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RISING PSA AND THE USE OF PROSCAR

For the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Jan. 8th at 6pm Pacific- Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program and speak with Dr. Barken.  You may leave a question before the show by dialing the same number and recording … 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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