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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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Looking for men with newly diagnosed advanced prostate cancer to test treatment combinations

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of radical prostatectomy, in newly diagnosed advanced prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be survival without the cancer worsening. This trial is recruiting in the United States. The details Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Antiandrogen therapy (ADT) may...

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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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Searching for patients with advanced prostate cancer to test a new drug combination

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of olaparib (Lynparza) and abiraterone (Zytiga) combination in prostate cancer. The main outcome will be the rate of survival without cancer growing or spreading. The details Prostate cancer (PC) is cancer that originates in the prostate gland. When cancer progresses to a...

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Looking for men with prostate cancer to test chemotherapy in combination with radiotherapy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial evaluates the effectiveness of using chemotherapy in combination with radium-223 (a type of internal radiotherapy). The main outcome to be measured is overall survival. This trial is taking place in the United States. The details Prostate cancer is an uncontrolled growth of the cells which make up the prostate gland. Prostate...

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Looking for men with prostate cancer, resistant to male hormone suppression, to be treated with medication and radiotherapy

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluates the effectiveness of medication and focal radiation in the treatment of prostate cancer resistant male hormone suppression. The main outcome to be measured in this trial is the number of patients whose cancer does not grow or spread and who are alive at 18 months after treatment. This trial is taking place in Ann...

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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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