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Management of Patients With Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Presented by: Julio M. Pow-Sang

stratification: digital rectal examination (DRE); Gleason score (6–10) or Grade Group (1–5), with percentage of total positive cores and percentage of cancer per core; PSA level; PSA density; and life expectancy. Newer tools to improve risk stratification include

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Cancer Screening: When Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Margaret Tempero

foolishly. I thought about this after reading a study in JAMA 1 regarding cancer screening in individuals with different life expectancies. The investigators, from the University of North Carolina, used a validated mortality index specific for the

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The 2010 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology on Prostate Cancer

James L. Mohler

only active surveillance for men with “low risk” prostate cancer who have a life expectancy less than 10 years. In addition, a new “very low risk” category was created using a modification of the Epstein criteria for clinically insignificant prostate

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clinically insignificant prostate cancer and recommended active surveillance as the sole initial treatment for men who meet these criteria and have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. Men with low risk prostate cancer and a life expectancy of less than

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Counterpoint: Wealth, Health Expenditure, and Cancer—Translating Research Into Efficient Policies

Jad Chahoud, Adele Semaan, and Alyssa Rieber

minimizing disparities in interstate cancer outcomes.” Spending more does not necessarily result in better health outcomes; the United States has the highest health expenditure among the world's leading economies, but ranks 27th in life expectancy. We want to

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BPI22-021: Surveillance Mammography in Elderly Breast Cancer Survivors (Project Funded by Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

Dhauna Prasad Karam, Robert A. Vierkant, Shawna Ehlers, Rachel A. Freedman, Jessica Austin, Sadia Choudhery, Nicole Larson, Charles Loprinzi, Janet E. Olson, Fergus Couch, and Kathryn J. Ruddy

Background : NCCN guidelines recommend an individualized assessment of life expectancy, patient preferences, and health status for determining if annual surveillance mammogram should be performed in older adult breast cancer survivors with

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QIM21-095: Barriers to Timely Referral of Patients with Terminal Cancer to Hospice Care: A Retrospective Review

Hassaan Yasin, Kemnasom Nwanwene, Mahmoud Abdallah, Todd Gress, and Maria Tria Tirona

. Factors that are going to be analyzed include age at the time of terminal cancer diagnosis, functional status at the time of terminal cancer diagnosis, primary oncologist’s assessment of life expectancy prior to starting final line of treatment, referral

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CLO20-053: Plinabulin, a Potent Inducer of Haptoglobin Production for the Prevention of Tissue Iron Overload in Patients Receiving Blood Transfusions Chronically

Ramon Mohanlal and Lan Huang

Introduction: Cancer patients (pts) with chronic anemia require long-term blood transfusions causing tissue iron (Fe) overload in the heart, liver, endocrine organs leading to morbidity and shortened life expectancy. Fe overload is usually treated

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NCCN Guidelines Updates: Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Early Detection

Peter H. Carroll and James L. Mohler

. The 2018 NCCN Guidelines state that active surveillance should be recommended for patients with very low risk and low risk who have a physiologic life expectancy less than 20 and 10 years, respectively. Active surveillance typically involves PSA

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The Case for Tailored Prostate Cancer Screening: An NCCN Perspective

Michelle L. McDonald and J. Kellogg Parsons

biopsy), anxiety, diminished quality of life, risks of prostate biopsy, and risks of treatment. 22 – 24 Risk Factors and Life Expectancy Older age, African American race, and family history of prostate cancer are associated with increased risk of