Category Archives: Hormonal Blockade

Abiraterone Prior to Radical Prostatectomy

Question of the Week: What combinations of treatments are being investigated for high risk prostate cancer patients who contemplate having radical prostatectomy? The Related Article of the Week: Abiraterone before Surgery Shows Promise for Patients with High-Risk Prostate Cancer in … Continue reading

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Continuous versus Intermittent Hormonal Blockade Study

Continuous versus Intermittent Hormonal Blockade. Are survival outcomes equal? Ask Dr Barken Call In Show- Every Tuesday 6PM Pacific Time. Call In and talk live with Dr. Barken.

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Managing Sequential Androgen Blockade

Question Of The Week comes from a caller on the Ask Dr. Barken Call-In Show:   “I stopped taking Celebrex and my PSA is rising.  Should I stay on Sequential Androgen Blockade?” Dr. Barken presents a video based on a question … Continue reading

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A prospective, randomized pilot study evaluating the effects of Metformin and lifestyle intervention on patients with prostate cancer.

For the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm Pacific Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program.  Question Of The Week: How can I avoid developing metabolic syndrome while being treated with hormonal blockade?   The related article of the week: A … Continue reading

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MDV 3100 Clinical Study

Question of the week: What’s the latest on the MDV 3100 clinical study?  What is the mode of action of this oral drug?   Video Blog Presentation: Dr. Celestia Higano will talk about the status of the drug and info about … Continue reading

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The Casodex and Proscar Lecture

Casodex and Proscar for Prostate Cancer Question of the week: What is the difference between Complete Hormonal Blockade and Sequential Hormonal Blockade? Video Blog Presentation: Dr. Barken presents a Video Lecture about: Sequential Hormonal Blockade and why it’s a nerve sparing, … Continue reading

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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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What is Prolactin and why is it important?

Question of the week:   What is Prolactin and why is it important?    The article of the week: Prolactin in men’s health and disease.  Alexander Bolyakov; Current Opinion in Urology 2011, 21:527–534   Dr. Barken answers the questions and presents a … Continue reading

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Combining Radiation with Hormonal Blockade for Prostate Cancer Disease

Question of the week: Should I combine hormonal blockade with radiation of the prostate? These are the topics discussed on the program:  1.  Who needs hormonal blockade in conjunction with radiation of the prostate? 2.  What is the optimal time to … Continue reading

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