In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate treatments given after chemotherapy and hormonal therapy for metastatic prostate cancer, resistant to castration. This study found some benefit in abiraterone (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi) but not in using docetaxel (Taxotere) again. Some background Androgen deprivation therapy...Read More
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Local treatment plus androgen deprivation therapy used as treatment for node-positive prostate cancer.
In a nutshell This study aims to find out if local treatment with or without ADT is useful in the case of node-positive prostate cancer. This study found that local therapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is more effective for patients with node-positive prostate cancer than ADT alone. Some background Local treatment or...Read More
“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss. Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate active surveillance as an option in intermediate stage prostate cancer. It found that it should be based on multiple criteria, but is still a viable option. Gleason score, PSA, volume of cancer in biopsy, age, and MRI results should all play a role in making the decision. Some background Active...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with an increased risk of depression for patients with prostate cancer. It found that there was an increased risk of depression. Some background A main treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). This blocks...Read More
In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine a patient’s ability to reach orgasm after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) based on demographics, cancer-related and surgical variables, and erectile aids. The authors concluded that men could reach orgasm an average of 3 years after RALP. Poor orgasmic ability was associated with men...Read More
In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether cabazitaxel (Jevtana) was superior to docetaxel (Taxotere) in improving overall survival in patients with advanced, hormone-resistant prostate cancer who had not received previous treatment with chemotherapy. The authors concluded that cabazitaxel was not superior...Read More
Partial gland ablation versus prostate surgery in men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer
In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine patient outcomes following partial gland ablation compared to robot-assisted radical prostate surgery in men with low- and intermediate- risk prostate cancer. The authors concluded that men with cancer confined to the prostate benefited from partial gland ablation, as it was more successful with fewer side...Read More
In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer. ASCO released the results in October. The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked 4,016...Read More
In It’s All In Your Gut, A High Fiber Diet and the Immune System, we introduced the microbiome that lives in our body. It helps with our digestion and makes the short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are important to our immune system. Now several recent studies are looking at bacteria in the bodies of people with cancer. Specifically, these...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to determine which patients benefited most from abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and prednisone (Deltasone). This study found that overall survival was increased for all patient groups that received this combination. Some background A main treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation...Read More
Minor impact of watchful waiting and active surveillance of localized prostate cancer on psychological well-being and quality of life.
In a nutshell This study investigated the impact monitoring an early stage prostate cancer had on quality of life or psychological state of mind. The study found that active surveillance or watchful waiting, instead of active treatment, has a minor impact on psychological and quality of life outcomes in the long-term. Some background Active...Read More