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Looking for patients with localized prostate cancer to test stereotactic body radiotherapy after surgery

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)  in patients with localized prostate cancer (PC) who had surgical removal of the prostate. The main outcomes will be survival without recurrence and side effects. This study is recruiting in Los Angeles, California, the...

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Prostate cancer: can we predict recurrence?

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer after minimally invasive prostate surgery. This study concluded the risk of BCR of prostate cancer decreases as the number of years after surgery without the disease increases.  Some background One treatment option for patients with prostate...

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Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone: an evaluation of the long-term effectiveness in prostate cancer treated with hormonal therapy.

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and prednisone (Deltasone) added to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer. They found that this combination was effective at improving survival in these patients. Some background...

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Is vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy or active surveillance more effective in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer?



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

In a nutshell This study examined if vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTPT), or active surveillance is more effective in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. This study concluded that patients who received VTPT were less likely to require radical therapy compared to those who underwent active surveillance.  Some background...

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Is leuprolide mesylate safe and effective in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer?



Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of slow-release leuprolide mesylate (LM) administered by injection under the skin (leuprolide mesylate subcutaneous injectable suspension or LMIS), in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. This study concluded that this medication is safe and effective in the treatment of advanced...

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The use of stereotactic radiotherapy in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer. This study concluded that SBRT may be effective in the treatment of these patients. Some background Oligometastatic prostate cancer is cancer that is no longer confined to the prostate gland. However, it has not yet become...

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Searching for men relapsed prostate cancer to test a treatment combination

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking at blocking androgens (male sex hormones) with different medications in men with raised PSA (a blood marker of prostate cancer) levels after prostate surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the length of time the patients survive without the cancer progressing. This study is being conducted in the United...

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Looking for men with very high risk prostate cancer to try a combination treatment

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining how effective different treatments are at shrinking the prostate cancer before surgery. The main outcomes to be measured will be a complete response (complete disappearance of cancer) and minimal residual disease (almost undetectable cancer). This study is being conducted in Massachusetts and New York, the United...

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Cold Tumors?

Cold Tumors?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

New: Thanks to InVideo, we have a video version of the post below. Check it out at bottom of the post. Incredible immunotherapy responses in some cancers, but not in others, have puzzled the research community. What is it about some cancers that allows the immune system to be activated? Why are some cancers able to evade the immune system even when...

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Looking for men with high-risk prostate cancer features after prostate surgery to trial a type of radiation therapy

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of radiation therapy, in treating patients with high-risk prostate cancer features after radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate gland). The main outcome to be measured will be freedom from failure. Failure is evidence that the cancer has returned. Patients will be followed up for 5...

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