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Recommendations for second-line therapy in men with hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review outlined the opinions of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for the treatment of hormone therapy resistant men with prostate cancer. Some background Advanced prostate cancer is cancer that has spread outside the prostate gland into surrounding organs. In some cases, cancer can become hormone-resistant. This is when...

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Abiraterone plus prednisone therapy in men with advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the benefit of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) plus prednisone (Deltasone) with hormone therapy in men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer. The authors concluded that adding abiraterone acetate plus prednisone to hormone therapy significantly increased overall survival and progression-free survival...

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The use of bone scans in patients with hormone-naive prostate cancer with evidence of bone tumors

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the use of pre-treatment bone scan index (BSI) as a prognostic (predictive) factor in hormone-naïve men with prostate cancer who have bone tumors. The authors concluded that pre-treatment BSI and patients age were independent prognostic factors for men with hormone-naïve prostate cancer with bone...

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Comparison between low and high dose brachytherapy followed by radiation in prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to compare urinary symptoms in men with localized prostate cancer treated with either low-dose or high-dose rate brachytherapy in combination with radiation therapy. The authors concluded the both low-dose and high-dose brachytherapy with IMRT was safe and well-tolerated by patients. However, it took longer to recover...

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Comparing the side effects of treatment options for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes and side effects of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, and active surveillance in men with localized prostate cancer. This study concluded that radical prostatectomy led to a greater decrease in sexual function and urinary continence compared to the other two treatment...

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Immunotherapies and their use in prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to review immunotherapies available for prostate cancer treatment. The authors concluded that further research into immunotherapy for prostate cancer is needed to more accurately assess the effect of immunotherapies as a viable treatment option for prostate cancer. Some background Targeting the immune system is a...

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