Thomas W. Flaig, MD | Authors

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Initiation of ADT in a Man With Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer and Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors

May 15, 2018

A 65-year-old man presented with locally advanced, high-risk prostate cancer. His medical history was remarkable for type 2 diabetes mellitus, and he was an active smoker with a 27 pack-year history.

Upfront Chemotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

December 16, 2015

In this review, we describe the historical data for chemotherapy in the perioperative and metastatic prostate cancer settings, and the recent trials that are changing the paradigm in support of docetaxel in the upfront setting.

Visceral Metastases in Prostate Cancer: An Underestimated and Understudied Subgroup

November 15, 2014

While evidence points to benefit from highly active hormonal agents in prostate cancer with visceral involvement, the usefulness of immunotherapy is much less clear.

Metastatic Relapse After Initial Clinical Stage I Testicular Leydig Cell Tumor

March 15, 2014

A 70-year-old, otherwise healthy man presented to his primary care provider for an annual checkup, at which time a nontender right testicular mass was noted. He denied any symptoms, and his serum alpha-fetoprotein and beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels were normal.

Sequencing Medical Therapy in Prostate Cancer: Not as Easy as 1-2-3

November 15, 2013

With the emergence of several new agents for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, new questions have arisen regarding the optimal sequence or combination of these agents. As we await the results of ongoing and planned clinical trials to answer some of these questions directly, the decision-making process will rely heavily on considerations of side effects and patient characteristics.

Optimizing Outcomes of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Drug Sequencing and Novel Therapeutic Approaches

January 17, 2012

We have entered a period of accelerated drug development and optimism in the care of advanced prostate cancer. The treatment paradigm for these patients is rapidly evolving, with future study needed to define the optimal sequencing and potential combinations of these new agents.

A Rare Case of Metastatic Renal Epithelioid Angiomyolipoma

August 15, 2011

The patient is a 43-year-old man who was initially evaluated at an outside institution for unexplained anemia and who was found to have a large right kidney mass. He underwent a radical nephrectomy for a 19-cm large-cell, poorly differentiated neoplasm, consistent with pleomorphic, epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) with extensive necrosis and cytologic atypia.