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Looking for patients with high-risk prostate cancer to test a combination therapy

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

In a nutshell This study aims to examine the effectiveness of niraparib (Zejula) combined with hormone therapy and radiotherapy to treat patients with high-risk prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be how long patients remain cancer-free. This study is recruiting in Philadelphia, PA. The details Prostate cancer occurs mostly...

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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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Comparing two hormone therapy drugs in men with advanced, non-metastatic prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare two hormone therapies, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and anti-androgen therapy (AA) in men with advanced, non-metastatic prostate cancer. This study found that the two therapies have similar outcomes, but by starting with AA treatment may reduce side effects associated with GnRH...

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Hormone therapy during or after radiation therapy increases the risk of cardiovascular events

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on the risk of cardiovascular events (such as stroke or heart attack) in men treated with radiation therapy. Researchers concluded that ADT use during or after radiation therapy increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Some background Radiation therapy is a...

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Examining surgery as a primary treatment for high-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined evidence for the role of prostate surgery in treating high-risk prostate cancer. Authors concluded that surgery is an effective primary treatment option for men with high-risk disease. Some background Localized prostate cancer is cancer that is confined to the prostate gland. Men with high-risk localized prostate...

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Should immunotherapy be administered before or after hormone therapy?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether immunotherapy with sipuleucel-T (Provenge) shows a greater immune response if administered before or after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Authors present preliminary evidence of improved immune cell response when sipuleucel-T was administered first in patients with recurrent prostate cancer at high risk of...

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