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Should men with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer receive further hormone therapy?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to discover the optimal timing of hormone therapies in combination with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. This study found that treatment with a second hormone therapy after prostate cancer becomes immune to hormone treatment is associated...

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Can PET/CT scanning guide radiotherapy treatment in prostate cancer?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied if a targeted form of radiotherapy could be effective in improving patient outcomes after surgical treatment of prostate cancer. The main finding was that a specific type of radiotherapy using PET scans improved outcomes in these patients. Some background Prostate specific antigen is a chemical in the blood that has...

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Outcomes of palliative resections of the prostate in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). This study found that TURP is a surgical option to relieve bladder obstruction in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer. Some background Advanced prostate cancer may cause significant complications which affect...

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Exercise, body composition and fatigue with androgen deprivation therapy

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether body composition (lean and fat mass) and exercise had an effect on fatigue levels in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy. The study concluded that fat mass was associated with fatigue, and an increase in lean mass due to exercise successfully reduced fatigue. Some background Androgen...

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