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Reviewing treatment options for patients with high-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment options for patients with high-risk prostate cancer. Some background Prostate cancer is a cancer that starts in the prostate gland. There are different types of treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Treatment choice depends on disease stage or whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the...

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What are the functional outcomes of moderately hypofractionated and conventionally fractionated radiation therapy in men with prostate cancer?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate results reported by patients with prostate cancer following moderately hypofractionated (H-RT) or conventionally fractionated radiation therapy (C-RT). The main outcome was that men who had undergone H-RT showed greater improvements in sexual and hormonal activity than those who had undergone C-RT. Some...

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Quality of life in patients with advanced prostate cancer after apalutamide treatment

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (MCSPC) after treatment with apalutamide (Erleada) and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The study found that apalutamide plus ADT was well tolerated and improved survival compared to ADT alone in these...

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The role of androgen deprivation therapy plus radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer after prostate surgery

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of short-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with radiotherapy (RT) in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP). The main finding was that the combination of ADT and RT reduced the risk of recurrence and disease progression in these patients. Some background RP is...

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Evaluating the order of hormone therapy drugs for patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the order of treatment with two different hormone therapy drugs in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread. This study found that treatment with abiraterone acetate (Yonsa) then enzalutamide (Xtandi) delayed cancer growth or spread longer than the same drugs in the opposite...

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Abiraterone acetate and prednisone in patients with metastatic, castration‑sensitive prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated if the benefit of adding abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) + prednisone (Deltasone) to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in treating metastatic, castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC) would be maintained in patients treated with ADT alone. This study concluded that this treatment...

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Searching for patients to try a radiation treatment strategy for prostate cancer.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of ultra-high-dose hypofractionated or single-dose radiotherapy for intermediate (medium) risk prostate cancer. The main outcome that will be measured will be the number of patients that experience side effects. This study is being conducted in New York City, NY, the US. The details...

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My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

By Steve Gillman What my cancer taught me about medical “evidence” and how much is enough I exaggerate. My oncologist probably does believe humans need food, but I suspect the belief makes him uncomfortable, since no double-blind studies have been done to prove it. Like many doctors, his general approach to treatment is that if something hasn’t been...

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What are the effects of radical prostatectomy without pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of radical prostatectomy (RP) without pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) in patients with prostate cancer. The main finding was that 5 years after treatment, 100% of patients at low risk for cancer recurrence had survived. Some background PLND is surgery to remove the lymph nodes from the pelvis....

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What are the effects of salvage stereotactic radiotherapy (SSRT) in prostate cancer relapse after prostate surgery?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of salvage stereotactic radiotherapy (SSRT) in patients with prostate bed recurrence after prostate surgery. The main finding was that SSRT was effective at curing or delaying prostate cancer recurrence. Some background Almost 30% of men who undergo radical prostatectomy (complete removal of the...

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Evaluating the outcomes of cabazitaxel treatment for patients with prostate cancer

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

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of cabazitaxel (Jevtana) in patients with prostate cancer that has spread. This study concluded that cabazitaxel improved patient outcomes more than conventional hormone therapy. Some background Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) remains a standard treatment for patients with prostate cancer....

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Evaluating docetaxel plus hormone therapy for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of docetaxel (Taxotere) plus hormone therapy for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that spread outside the prostate). This study found that this treatment combination improved survival for these patients, regardless of tumor burden. Some background One treatment for...

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