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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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The use of stereotactic radiotherapy in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study examined stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer. This study concluded that SBRT may be effective in the treatment of these patients. Some background Oligometastatic prostate cancer is cancer that is no longer confined to the prostate gland. However, it has not yet become...

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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 role of active surveillance for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the role of active surveillance in the management of intermediate-risk prostate cancer. Researchers concluded that active surveillance is a safe management method for selected patients with favorable intermediate-risk disease. Men with more aggressive cancer cells may benefit from active treatment early on. Some...

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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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High-risk prostate cancer: Is there a survival benefit when chemotherapy is administered before surgery?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the benefit of administering chemotherapy before prostate surgery in men with intermediate- to high-risk prostate cancer. Researchers reported preliminary evidence of a cancer-specific survival benefit when chemotherapy was administered before surgery. Some background Prostate surgery is a first-line treatment for...

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Searching for men with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer to test precise radiation therapy guided by an imaging technique

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to examine stereotactic radiosurgery guided by an imaging technique in treating low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. The main outcome to be investigated is treatment-related side effects and treatment response. The trial is recruiting in Ohio (USA). The details Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) uses a specially...

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Hormone therapy may shorten survival in African American men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of ethnicity on health outcomes with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Researchers reported shorter survival among African American men receiving ADT for low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer compared to men of other ethnicities. Some background ADT is a type of hormone therapy used to treat...

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Adding radiation to hormone therapy is effective for locally advanced prostate cancer

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

In a nutshell This study examined the benefit of combining radiation therapy with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in older men and in men with aggressive cancer cells. Researchers reported reduced mortality risks with combination therapy in all groups studied.  Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for localized...

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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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