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How effective is radiotherapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of prostate radiotherapy (RT) in prostate cancer (PC). They found that prostate RT may improve survival in men with PC and fewer than 5 bone metastasis (cancer that has spread to the bones).  Some background Prostate cancer (PC) is a common and treatable cancer in men. One common type...

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Evaluating a radionuclide treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a radionuclide (RN), [¹??Lu]-PSMA-617, to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) that has worsened after standard treatments. They found that this treatment was safe and effective for these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PC) affects the...

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Evaluating stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy treatment option for low volume advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) used as a treatment in low volume metastatic (spread) prostate cancer. This study found that SABR is effective and has few side-effects. Some background Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is a treatment option...

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Evaluating cabazitaxel in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cabazitaxel used for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This study found that patients treated with cabazitaxel had maintained or improved quality of life and pain control. Some background One treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation...

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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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Does age matter? Enzalutamide or bicalutamide for mestastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients of different ages

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of enzalutamide (Xtandi) compared to bicalutamide (Casodex) in castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that does not respond to hormone therapy) patients in different age groups. This study concluded that enzalutamide improved outcomes for...

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