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Better survival for patients with new metastatic prostate cancer with previous prostate surgery

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect previous treatment has on overall survival for patients with metastatic (spread) prostate cancer. This study found that patients who had previous prostate surgery and radiation had improved overall survival.  Some background Localized prostate cancer can be treated using prostate-removing...

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Can prednisone be replaced with dexamethasone in patients with prostate cancer treated with abiraterone acetate?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of dexamethasone, instead of prednisone, used with abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). This study found that prednisone to dexamethasone switch can benefit some patients with mCRPC. Some background Androgen deprivation therapy...

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2018 recommendations for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: Part II

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment guidelines that have been recommended for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. Some background This analysis of existing treatment guidelines was done by the leading experts in prostate cancer research. They have made recommendations on the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.  Methods...

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“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

“Always trust your gut. Don’t leave your treatment in the hands of someone that you don’t trust or that does not seem like a team player. Yes, they are all smart—even brilliant—but read, read, read, and question them at every corner and challenge the standard of care. Exercise, healthy eating, learning the ropes of insurance, mediation/prayer...

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Can the ProACT™ surgical implant help with stress urinary incontinence after surgery for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of a surgical implant, in improving quality of life and side-effects of stress urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. This study found that this implant led to significant improvements in quality of life in these patients. Some background Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the...

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Can men with low-risk prostate cancer on active surveillance be monitored only by PSA and MRI?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if MRI scans (a test that takes detailed images of inside the body) could safely replace biopsies (samples taken from tissues for close examination) in active surveillance for prostate cancer. This study found that men with low-risk disease can be monitored using MRI and PSA levels with selective...

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Evaluating cabazitaxel in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cabazitaxel used for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This study found that patients treated with cabazitaxel had maintained or improved quality of life and pain control. Some background One treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation...

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Are higher doses of radiation in less time better than conventional radiotherapy for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate whether dose-escalated hypo-fractionated (higher doses in less time) radiation therapy would lead to better overall survival or less chance of cancer recurrence than the conventional method. They found that there is superior cancer control associated with dose-escalated hypo-fractionated radiation therapy for...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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