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Searching for patients with prostate cancer to test low-dose or high-dose brachytherapy

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

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of low dose rate (LDR) vs high dose rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) for patients with prostate cancer (PC). The main outcome to be measured will be the quality of life in terms of urinary symptoms. This trial is recruiting in British Columbia,...

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Looking for men with high-risk prostate cancer features after prostate surgery to trial a type of radiation therapy

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of radiation therapy, in treating patients with high-risk prostate cancer features after radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate gland). The main outcome to be measured will be freedom from failure. Failure is evidence that the cancer has returned. Patients will be followed up for 5...

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An analysis of abiraterone plus prednisone for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine which patients  benefited most from abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and prednisone (Deltasone). This study found that overall survival was increased for all patient groups that received this combination.  Some background A main treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation...

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The timing of first biopsy and its effect on prostate cancer reclassification

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the influence of biopsy timing on prostate cancer reclassification during active surveillance.  The authors concluded that the timing of the first biopsy was not related to an increased risk of cancer reclassification, but prostate specific antigen (PSA) and body mass index (BMI – measured based...

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The effect of anxiety and uncertainty on men under prostate cancer active surveillance

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine how anxiety and uncertainty affects men with prostate cancer who are undergoing active surveillance.  The authors concluded that uncertainty and urinary complications promote anxiety in men on active surveillance for prostate cancer. They also recommend patient education and management of urinary...

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Can ultrasounds be useful during active surveillance for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to see if ultrasounds could be used as a tool to monitor low-risk prostate cancer patients in active surveillance. It was concluded that ultrasounds can be used to monitor changes in prostate cancer, and could extend the time between biopsies. Some background Low-risk prostate cancer is cancer that has not...

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Hyopfractioned or standard external beam radiation therapy – which is better?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and hypofractioned EBRT (H-EBRT) for low-risk localized prostate cancer. Researchers reported no differences in disease progression or survival. However, an increase in side effects was observed with H-EBRT. Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for...

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Low-risk prostate cancer management – an overview

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review examined recent findings and recommendations for the management of low-risk localized prostate cancer. Authors concluded that watchful waiting and active surveillance are suitable options for most men with low-risk prostate cancer. Some background Due to advances in the early detection of prostate cancer, many prostate...

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Searching for men with early stage prostate cancer to test a short course of very focused radiation therapy

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 1/2 trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a short course of very focused radiation therapy in the treatment of early stage prostate cancer. The main outcome to be investigated is side effects and treatment response. The trial is recruiting in San Diego, California (USA). The details External beam radiation therapy...

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