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Can environmental chemicals increase the risk of prostate cancer returning?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if exposure to certain environmental chemicals is linked to prostate cancer recurrence. This study concluded that environmental estrogens may increase the risk of prostate cancer recurrence. Some background Prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) is a treatment option for localized (has not spread)...

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How effective is radiotherapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of prostate radiotherapy (RT) in prostate cancer (PC). They found that prostate RT may improve survival in men with PC and fewer than 5 bone metastasis (cancer that has spread to the bones).  Some background Prostate cancer (PC) is a common and treatable cancer in men. One common type...

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Evaluating the impact of radiotherapy vs. active surveillance on quality of life in men with localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the impact of different prostate cancer treatments on quality of life. This study concluded stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and active surveillance resulted in a similar quality of life in the long term. Some background Radiation therapy (RT) is a common treatment for localized (confined) prostate cancer....

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Is there a link between anti-androgen therapy and depression in men treated for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if anti-androgen therapy for prostate cancer is associated with depression. This study concluded that the risk of depression is increased in these patients.  Some background Anti-androgen therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Androgens (such as...

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Evaluating a radionuclide treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a radionuclide (RN), [¹??Lu]-PSMA-617, to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) that has worsened after standard treatments. They found that this treatment was safe and effective for these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PC) affects the...

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How long should hormonal therapy continue in patients who have received postprostatectomy radiotherapy?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how long hormonal therapy should continue in patients who have received radiotherapy after prostate removal surgery (prostatectomy). This study concluded that patients with a higher number of risk risk factors should receive HT for a longer period of time.  Some background Radical prostatectomy (RP) is...

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Is single fraction high dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer safe and effective? 



Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if single fraction, high dose brachytherapy for low and medium risk prostate cancer is safe and effective. This study concluded that this treatment for prostate cancer is safe and effective, however, it should not be used outside of clinical trials.  Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using...

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Comparing urinary function after robotic surgery or radical perineal surgery for early stage prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate two less invasive surgeries in the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). This study found that there was no difference in urinary symptoms 12 months after the two methods.  Some background Prostate surgery is a treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa). This surgery can be carried out by classic...

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Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In 1904, a physician wrote about a patient with leukemia who went into remission when he got the flu. Though the patient was not cured, it was a ray of hope at a time when there were no treatments for leukemia. Other cases were reported throughout the years of people with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma going into remission when they...

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