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Oncological safety of testosterone replacement therapy in prostate cancer survivors after definitive local therapy

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men who had definitive treatment for prostate cancer. The authors concluded that TRT was not associated with a higher risk of recurrence in these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PCa) is commonly fueled by the sex hormone testosterone....

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Making the Right Choice for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Making the Right Choice for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Blog, Erectile dysfunction, Prostate cancer, Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

The prostate is a tiny gland in a crowded part of the body. It is situated right below the bladder, right next to the rectum, near the blood and nerve supply for the penis. Unfortunately, one in nine men will get cancer in this tiny gland. According to the UsToo International prostate cancer website, nearly 3 million men in the US are living with prostate...

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Looking for patients with advanced prostate cancer to test a new drug

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 1 trial will investigate the safety of an experimental drug, XmAb22841 (XmAb), to treat advanced cancer. The main outcome will be the safety and tolerability of XmAb. This study is recruiting in Georgia and Texas, USA. The details Advanced cancer can be difficult to treat. New drugs are being developed to address this. Immune...

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Ultra-hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate ultra-hypofractionated radiation therapy (UHFRT). This study found that UHFRT is safe and effective in the treatment of prostate cancer.  Some background One option for the treatment of prostate cancer is radiation therapy. Conventional radiation treatment (CRT) involves using small doses of radiation 5...

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Outcomes and side-effects after prostate surgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate long-term outcomes of radiation therapy after prostate surgery for prostate cancer. This study found that this is a safe treatment option for these patients. Some background Prostate surgery is a common treatment for prostate cancer (PCa). Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is another option....

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Depression in prostate cancer survivors

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate depression in prostate cancer patients. This study found that depression is a major challenge for prostate cancer survivors. Some background Men who are diagnosed with cancer can have a higher risk of developing depression. However, it is unclear how many patients with prostate cancer experience...

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Male urethral “Mini-Sling” in treating stress urinary incontinence and climacturia after prostate cancer treatment

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of the 'mini-sling' surgery during placement of penile prosthesis for the treatment of urinary incontinence and climacturia (urine leaking during sexual intercourse) in men with erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. This study found that this procedure is promising for these...

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Evaluating image-guided irreversible electroporation of localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of prostate cancer. This study found that IRE had low side-effect rates and promising outcomes.  Some background Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses high-energy pulses of electricity to destroy cancer cells. The brand name for...

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