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Comparing the outcomes of transvesical or posterior robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.

Comparing the outcomes of transvesical or posterior robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared 2 approaches of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). The authors concluded that both transvesical (T) and posterior (P) approaches had similar results in these patients. Some background Localized prostate cancer (PCa) is cancer that is...

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Treating castration-resistant prostate cancer that has not spread using new hormonal therapies

Treating castration-resistant prostate cancer that has not spread using new hormonal therapies

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the effectiveness and safety of new hormonal therapies (nHTs) in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The authors concluded that nHT improved the outcomes of these patients.  Some background CRPC is an aggressive type of prostate cancer that is resistant to androgen...

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Does focal laser ablation improve outcomes in the long-term for patients with prostate cancer?

Does focal laser ablation improve outcomes in the long-term for patients with prostate cancer?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study aimed to understand the long-term outcomes of focal laser therapy (FLT) in patients with prostate cancer. The study showed that this treatment has long-term survival without recurrence in certain patients.   Some background Surgical removal of the prostate gland is often recommended as a treatment for...

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Comparing the survival outcomes of pembrolizumab with or without enzalutamide in men with previously untreated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Comparing the survival outcomes of pembrolizumab with or without enzalutamide in men with previously untreated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the survival and safety outcomes of pembrolizumab (Keytruda; PEM) plus enzalutamide (Xtandi; ENZ) combination versus pembrolizumab alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The data showed that PEM plus ENZ combination was associated with increased survival...

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Evaluation of intermittent androgen deprivation therapy for locally advanced prostate cancer.

Evaluation of intermittent androgen deprivation therapy for locally advanced prostate cancer.

Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in patients receiving continuous androgen deprivation therapy (CADT) vs intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (IADT) for locally advanced prostate cancer (PCa). The study reported that PROs were significantly improved with IADT. Some background ADT is a hormonal therapy...

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Do statins help the treatment of patients with prostate cancer using androgen-deprivation therapy?

Do statins help the treatment of patients with prostate cancer using androgen-deprivation therapy?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study explored the outcomes of statin (cholesterol-lowering drugs) treatment in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The authors found that the combination of statins and ADT improved the outcomes of these patients and intermittent ADT (IADT) increased the time...

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Does giving radiotherapy to metastatic sites and the prostate tumor improve the outcomes of patients with prostate cancer and few metastases?

Does giving radiotherapy to metastatic sites and the prostate tumor improve the outcomes of patients with prostate cancer and few metastases?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aims to evaluate if giving radiotherapy to both the areas the tumor has spread (metastases), along with the prostate tumor, will improve the survival of patients with prostate cancer (PC) and few metastases (oligometastatic disease). This study suggested that this treatment could benefit patients with PC and few...

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Quality of life in patients with metastatic prostate cancer under cabazitaxel treatment

Quality of life in patients with metastatic prostate cancer under cabazitaxel treatment

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared the quality of life (QoL) of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with cabazitaxel (Jevtana) compared to abiraterone (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi). The authors found that cabazitaxel did not reduce QoL in such patients. Some background Patients with mCRPC...

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Searching for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer to trial a biological treatment combination

Searching for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer to trial a biological treatment combination

Posted by on Aug 15, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of cabozantinib (Cabometyx) combined with atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC; cancer that is no longer responding to hormone therapy). The main outcomes to be measured are progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of...

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