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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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Is single fraction high dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer safe and effective? 



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

In a nutshell This study examined if single fraction, high dose brachytherapy for low and medium risk prostate cancer is safe and effective. This study concluded that this treatment for prostate cancer is safe and effective, however, it should not be used outside of clinical trials.  Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using...

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X-ray brachytherapy might be a safer option in the treatment of early rectal cancers

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of X-ray brachytherapy (XRB) in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer who underwent local surgery. Researchers suggested that XRB is associated with improved outcomes and could be used instead of radical surgery. Some background Screening programs increased the number of patients being diagnosed...

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Comparing urinary function after robotic surgery or radical perineal surgery for early stage prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate two less invasive surgeries in the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). This study found that there was no difference in urinary symptoms 12 months after the two methods.  Some background Prostate surgery is a treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa). This surgery can be carried out by classic...

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Long-term outcomes of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This study recommends the use of AS for men with localized prostate cancer. Some background Treatments for prostate cancer often result in serious side effects such as impaired bowel, bladder or sexual functions....

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Is the biosimilar drug ABP 125 as effective as bevacizumab in patients with lung cancer?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how safe and effective is biosimilar ABP 215 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared to bevacizumab (Avastin). This study concluded that this drug is as safe and effective as bevacizumab in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung...

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Comparing robotic and laparoscopic surgery to treat right colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared robotic and laparoscopic complete mesocolic surgery (CMS) in patients with colon cancer. Researchers suggested that both surgeries were safe and associated with excellent outcomes. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. After the standard treatment, 30 to 40% of the patients...

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