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Looking for patients with high-risk prostate cancer to test a combination therapy

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aims to examine the effectiveness of niraparib (Zejula) combined with hormone therapy and radiotherapy to treat patients with high-risk prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be how long patients remain cancer-free. This study is recruiting in Philadelphia, PA. The details Prostate cancer occurs mostly...

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Risk of treatment related toxicity from radiation therapy on prostate and lymph nodes vs prostate and prostate only

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

In a nutshell This article investigated the toxicity of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes (PPLN-IMRT) compared with prostate-only (PO-IMRT) in high-risk prostate cancer (PC).  The authors concluded that both treatments had similar toxicity rates in these patients. Some background...

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Long term results discussing radiotherapy and hormone therapy treatments for patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) compared to prostate only radiotherapy (PORT) with hormonal therapy (HT) before or after radiation for patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer. This study found that HT before radiotherapy and WPRT had superior long-term survival without cancer growing or...

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Comparing prostate surgery with radiotherapy and radiotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy for advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of two treatment combinations for advanced prostate cancer. This study found that surgery and radiotherapy had improved overall survival in comparison with radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in these patients, but with higher rates of side-effects. Some background...

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Can PSA level indicate either cure or the need for long term hormone suppression treatment?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This study investigated if measuring the levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) after cancer therapy could indicate a cure or if the patient should be considered for long term androgen deprivation (suppression) therapy. The main finding was that lower PSA blood levels predict better survival in patients with prostate cancer. Some...

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Therapies for recurrence after radiotherapy

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review evaluated the safety and efficacy of focal salvage ablative therapy for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer recurrence (return of the cancer) after radiation therapy. Some background Radiation therapy (RT) is often used to treat early stage prostate cancer. However, after RT, the cancer may recur, locally...

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Treatment options for prostate cancer recurrence

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review investigated treatment options following biochemical recurrence after primary treatment for prostate cancer. Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using a variety of methods, the most common being partial or full removal of the prostate gland, a procedure known as a prostatectomy. Other treatments include...

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Can a Mediterranean diet reduce cancer mortality?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a Mediterranean diet is linked to better outcomes in men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Some background Dietary changes are thought to affect the development and progression of prostate cancer. However, no study to date has reached conclusive results regarding the effects of diet on mortality from...

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