Paul L. Nguyen, MD | Authors

Radiation Therapy for Node-Positive Prostate Cancer: It’s Time for a Randomized Trial

February 15, 2015

We are in urgent need of a randomized trial comparing radiation plus ADT vs ADT alone for men with node-positive prostate cancer.

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.

PSA Screening: The Case in Favor

October 15, 2013

The facts presented about screening should be tailored to the patient’s exact situation, and the patient’s values should be used to guide the final decision. For younger, healthy men, PSA screening should continue to be strongly considered.

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.