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Partial gland ablation versus prostate surgery in men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine patient outcomes following partial gland ablation compared to robot-assisted radical prostate surgery in men with low- and intermediate- risk prostate cancer. The authors concluded that men with cancer confined to the prostate benefited from partial gland ablation, as it was more successful with fewer side...

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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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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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Can biopsies guided by multiple imaging techniques better detect disease progression?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the benefit of biopsies guided by multiple imaging techniques (scans that provide images of the interior of the body) in men managed with active surveillance. Researchers reported improved detection rates of disease progression when biopsies were guided by multiple imaging techniques. Some background Many men with...

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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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Risk factors, unfavorable disease and the implications for active surveillance in early-stage prostate cancer

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the risks of unfavorable disease and predictors of adverse outcomes in men with Gleason score 3 + 4 prostate cancer and how this would affect active surveillance. The authors concluded that active surveillance is a potential treatment option in men with Gleason score 3+4, low PSA scores and low-stage...

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Examining the benefits of combining hormone therapy and radiation therapy

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the evidence for combining androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with radiation therapy for the treatment of high-risk localized prostate cancer. Authors concluded that the combined therapy approach was associated with a survival advantage for intermediate- and high-risk patients.  Some background ADT is a type...

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