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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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Searching for patients with low-risk breast cancer to participate in a study involving radiotherapy

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to find out if targeted radiotherapy on the breast in women with low-risk breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery will prevent the cancer from coming back. The main outcome that will be measured is how long it takes before the breast cancer comes back. The study is being conducted in Canada and the United States. The...

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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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Searching for patients with untreated advanced melanoma to trial a new personalized cancer vaccine

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to see if combining two medications, pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and RO7198457 (a new experimental vaccine) is better than just using pembrolizumab in treating advanced melanoma that has not been treated before. The main outcome that will be measured is how long the patients go without cancer growing. The study is being...

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Looking for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer to test an immune based therapy, Sipuleucel-T

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluates the effectiveness of an immunotherapy in the treatment of newly diagnosed prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured in this trial is the number of patients whose cancer does not progress within 3 years after immunotherapy injection. This trial is taking place in many sites across the USA.  The details...

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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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