Category Archives: Journal Club

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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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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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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If the surgical margins are positive for PC, then what?

If the surgical margins are positive for PC, then what? The following question is for the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 6PM pacific time.  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the rogram. Question of the week: … Continue reading

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New drug in the pipeline called Cabozantinib (XL184)

XL184 is a new drug that is being developed to treat metastatic prostate cancer in the bone. XL184 works by blocking the “angiogenesis,” or the growth of new blood vessels, to the tumor. Dr. Barken reviews briefly information from the … Continue reading

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Bone Scan Inconclusive- What to Do Next?

If the bone scan is inconclusive- What to do? My uncle who has prostate cancer  had a bone scan that was not conclusive and could not tell us clearly  whether he has metastatic disease in his bones or not.  Are there … Continue reading

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