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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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Statin use is associated with freedom from rising levels of PSA after radiation therapy

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether statin use can prevent prostate cancer recurrence after brachytherapy.  Some background Brachytherapy is a form of radiation, where a radiation source is internally placed at the tumor site. It is sometimes given in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT – radiation...

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What risk factors can influence surgery success in high-risk prostate cancer patients?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study identified risk factors in high-risk prostate cancer patients that could influence the success of radical prostatectomy (RP). Some background Prostate cancer is a cancer of the prostate gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system. Though the majority of men will not die from this cancer, some forms can be...

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Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging: Is active surveillance right for you?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the use of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) in the selection of prostate cancer patients for active surveillance. Some background Active surveillance was introduced as a therapeutic strategy to avoid overtreatment of cancer patients with a relatively non-threatening disease. In active...

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Therapies for recurrence after radiotherapy

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review evaluated the safety and efficacy of focal salvage ablative therapy for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer recurrence (return of the cancer) after radiation therapy. Some background Radiation therapy (RT) is often used to treat early stage prostate cancer. However, after RT, the cancer may recur, locally...

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Treatment options for prostate cancer recurrence

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review investigated treatment options following biochemical recurrence after primary treatment for prostate cancer. Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using a variety of methods, the most common being partial or full removal of the prostate gland, a procedure known as a prostatectomy. Other treatments include...

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Is active surveillance safe?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated whether active surveillance (AS) is a safe approach and can prevent over-treatment in patients with prostate cancer.  Some background In the recent years, survival rates for prostate cancer patients have increased due to more advanced screening methods, which allow for early detection and prevention of...

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Overview of the latest treatments for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In the past several years, the treatment of prostate cancer has made significant progress. In this study, researchers reviewed recent studies evaluating treatments for patients with prostate cancer. Some background Prostate cancer progression is usually measured by blood levels of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a...

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