Current opinions on managing nmCRPC and the implications of new imaging modalities
We recently delivered a virtual Experts Knowledge Share meeting discussing the current opinions on managing nmCRPC and the implications of new imaging modalities. Our faculty of international experts Prof. Alexander Drzezga (Germany), Assoc. Prof. Alicia Morgans (USA) and Prof. David Pfister (Germany), were joined by participants from over 20 countries across the world. The slides from this meeting are now available for download.
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Hi, my name is Alex Drzezga. I’m the Chair of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Cologne in Germany.
I had the pleasure to contribute to a virtual GU CONNECT Expert Knowledge Share which was entitled ‘Imaging Controversies in CRPC: Does non-metastatic CRPC really exist?’
Treatment options for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients
The session was focused on the somewhat controversial topic of the so-called non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and the main aim of the session was to discuss the added value of modern imaging tools, particularly PSMA-PET, on selecting treatment options for nmCRPC patients.
This particularly referred to the choice between selecting localised therapy approaches with the potential to delay systemic therapy vs. directly forwarding patients to systemic medications.
In that session, I myself presented a lecture on the added value of molecular imaging in prostate cancer in different clinical situations including nmCRPC which in fact shows metastasis in a number of cases on PSMA-PET.
Next the case study was presented which was then discussed by the distinguished experts, Professor Alicia Morgans and Professor David Pfister, with regard to delaying systemic therapy or starting it earlier.
Subsequently we went into several breakout groups supported by the additional experts, Professor Gert Attard and Professor Neal Shore, and joined by participants from all over the world. This resulted in a most lively discussion on the topic.
I think this was a really great session and I wish to thank all the attendees and the experts.
We’d like to invite you now to have a look at the provided slide decks to learn more about this really important topic.