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Is targeted therapy combined with surgery beneficial for patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether EGFR-TKIs, in combination with surgery, is beneficial to patients with operable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that patients with EGFR-mutation-positive NSCLC who were treated with both surgery and EGFR-TKIs showed improved survival compared to patients who underwent surgery...

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Examining the benefits of combining hormone therapy and radiation therapy

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the evidence for combining androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with radiation therapy for the treatment of high-risk localized prostate cancer. Authors concluded that the combined therapy approach was associated with a survival advantage for intermediate- and high-risk patients.  Some background ADT is a type...

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Optimal waiting time to surgery after radiation therapy in rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the optimal waiting time between radiation therapy and surgery in rectal cancer patients. Researchers suggested that a prolonged waiting time is associated with tumor shrinkage.  Some background Surgery is the only curative treatment for rectal cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the recommended...

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Now less invasive: Imaging-guided radiation techniques for prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of two forms of imaging-guided radiation techniques for prostate cancer. Researchers reported more favorable outcomes with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT). Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment...

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Lower PSA levels increase or decrease mortality risk depending on Gleason score

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated prostate-specific mortality risk based on PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels in men with high-grade disease. Authors reported increased mortality risk with lower PSA levels in men with high-grade disease. A decreased mortality risk was observed with lower PSA levels in men with low-grade disease. Some background...

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Is robotic­ assisted prostate surgery a suitable treatment for high-risk prostate cancer?

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined robotic ­assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in the treatment of high-risk localized prostate cancer. Researchers reported that the number of risk factors did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence after RARP. Some background Prostate surgery (also called radical prostatectomy) is a common treatment for...

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Erectile dysfunction and prostate surgery

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated erectile function after prostate surgery in men with high-risk localized prostate cancer. Researchers reported high rates of erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery.  Some background Surgical removal of the prostate gland is a common treatment for localized prostate cancer (cancer confined to the...

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Similar treatment outcomes following intermittent and continuous hormone therapy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared intermittent and continuous androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in treating locally advanced prostate cancer. Researchers reported that both intermittent and continuous ADT were equally as effective and well-tolerated. Some background ADT is a type of hormone therapy that blocks male hormones (such as testosterone)...

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Are focal therapies an option for recurrent cancer?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review examined the safety and effectiveness of focal therapies for recurrent localized prostate cancer. The authors concluded that there is early evidence to suggest that focal therapies are well-tolerated and effective for recurrent localized prostate cancer. Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for...

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Searching for participants to take part in a trial investigating modifications to prostate cancer surgery

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial aims to determine the effectiveness of different ways of performing prostate cancer surgery. The main outcomes to be investigated are surgical complications and cancer recurrence. The trial is recruiting in New Jersey and New York (USA). The details Surgery to remove the prostate (also known as radical...

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