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Should hormone therapy be added to intensive radiotherapy in early prostate cancer?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the potential benefit of early hormone therapy added to intensive radiotherapy in the treatment of men with intermediate-risk local prostate cancer. Overall survival was found to be improved with higher radiation dosage. However, the researchers noted that early hormone therapy does generally not benefit treatment...

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Looking for patients with metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer to evaluate the benefit of using immunotherapy and radiation

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase II trial based in Dallas, Texas aims to determine the effect of immunotherapy and stereotactic ablative body radiation as a metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer treatment. The main outcome to be investigated is time from treatment until cancer progression.  The details Metastatic prostate cancer is cancer that...

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Looking for prostate cancer patients who have had their prostate removed to determine the safety of a shorter course of radiation

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase I/II trial aims to determine the safety of administering shorter courses of radiation over a shorter period of time to patients who have had their prostate removed. The main outcome to be investigated is dose safety and toxicity in patients and to determine quality of life benefits.  The details Radiation therapy...

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The effect of standard treatments in patients with favorable and unfavorable prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the effect of common treatments on prostate cancer-specific mortality for patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.  Some background Intermediate-risk prostate cancer is cancer that has grown through and/or out of the prostate. It can be further classified as favorable or...

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Identifying prostate cancer progression

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to identify the best options available to identify metastatic prostate cancer. Some background Metastatic prostate cancer is cancer that has spread from the prostate gland into tissues and organs around the body. In some cases patients with metastatic cancer can become resistant to certain treatments, such as...

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Comparing urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction as side effects after robotic vs. open prostate removal

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the complications associated with robotic-assisted prostate removal (minimally invasive) compared to an open surgical procedure (more invasive).   Some background Open surgical removal of the prostate has previously been the traditional surgical approach for prostate cancer treatment. Robot-assisted...

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Focal therapy and its effect in prostate cancer

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the effects of focal therapy on prostate cancer patient outcome.  Some background Index lesion focal therapy is a form of non-invasive treatment that uses energy to target a specific region of the prostate that contains cancer, causing minimal damage to healthy tissue and less-severe side-effects...

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Robot-assisted surgery and identification of lymph node tumors in prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine patient and cancer outcome following treatment with pelvic lymph node dissection and robot-assisted prostate surgery. Some background In some prostate cancer patients tumors can spread into the lymph nodes (sites that hold cells used to fight infection). A pelvic lymph node dissection is used to...

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