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Comparing daily versus weekly imaging checks in radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the best timing of treatment verification imaging used in radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer. This study found that patients undergoing daily imaging had less risk of their cancer returning and had reduced rectal side-effects. Some background One main treatment option for prostate cancer...

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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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Cancer Vaccines

Cancer Vaccines

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

When I think of vaccines, I think of the MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccines which help our bodies establish immunity against diseases that used to kill.  Now, there are vaccines being created for cancer. The rise of cancer vaccines According to Dr. Nora Disis, an oncologist and researcher in cancer vaccines at the University of...

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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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