Anthony V. D’Amico, MD, PhD | Authors

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Postradical Prostatectomy Irradiation in Prostate Cancer

December 16, 2014

The purpose of this article is to present an updated set of American College of Radiology consensus guidelines formed from an expert panel on the appropriate use of radiation therapy in postprostatectomy prostate cancer.

Should All Colorectal Cancer Patients Over Age 60 Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

October 15, 2013

Not all patients with colorectal cancer are candidates for such screening, however, as a remaining life expectancy of at least 10 years is generally required in order for PSA screening to yield a significant mortality benefit.

Deciding Which Patients to Treat With Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy

July 15, 2010

In their article, Raldow et al provide an excellent summary of the issues surrounding the use of salvage radiotherapy for a post-prostatectomy recurrence. For practicing clinicians, the pressing issue is how to appropriately select patients for treatment with salvage radiotherapy.

Possible Selection Bias and Lack of Mortality Endpoints Prevent Conclusions About New Standards of Care

August 01, 2008

In this issue of ONCOLOGY, Bittner et al provide a thoughtful review of the literature to advocate for the viewpoint that interstitial brachytherapy should be standard of care for the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Patient Selection for Prostate Brachytherapy: More Myth Than Fact: Review 2

April 01, 2004

Drs. Merrick, Wallner, and Butlerhave compiled informationregarding patient selection forprostate brachytherapy[1] and concludethat, “While there is no shortageof opinions regarding symptomsor circumstances that render the useof brachytherapy inadvisable, most arebaseless.” They go on to say that,“Reports to date have failed to establishany firm contraindication.” I amimpressed with the certainty such astatement projects for a disease as heterogeneousas prostate cancer.

Combined-Modality Staging for Localized Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate

August 01, 2001

The goal of identifying a set of pretreatment risk-stratifying factors for patients with localized prostate cancer is to be able to individualize treatment and optimize patient selection for clinical trials. Low-risk patients are most likely

Calculated Cancer Volume Combines Information From Pathologic Stage and Pretreatment Parameters

November 01, 1997

Information from pathologic stage and pretreatment clinical parameters-prostate-specific antigen (PSA), Gleason score, and clinical stage-can be incorporated into a single construct-calculated prostate cancer volume. It is represented by the quotient of the cancer-specific PSA and the PSA measured in serum per cm3 of prostate cancer of a given Gleason score, where cancer-specific PSA is defined as PSA corrected for the PSA contributed by benign prostatic epithelial cells.