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Evaluating the long-term functional and oncological outcomes after open versus robot-assisted prostate surgery for localized prostate cancer.

Evaluating the long-term functional and oncological outcomes after open versus robot-assisted prostate surgery for localized prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term functional and oncological outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) for the treatment of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). This study found that RALP was associated with better oncological outcomes compared to...

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Reviewing focal therapies for patients with localized prostate cancer.

Reviewing focal therapies for patients with localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed new studies on focal therapy (FT) in patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa), with a focus on treatment effectiveness.  Some background FT includes alternative, non-invasive methods for treating PCa. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a radiation-free technique that uses high-frequency ultrasound...

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Apalutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy preserves health-related quality of life in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Apalutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy preserves health-related quality of life in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reported the long-term effects on the health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) of apalutamide (Erleada) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). The data showed that apalutamide plus ADT preserved HR-QoL in these patients. Some background...

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Comparing the outcomes between prostate surgery and different types of radiotherapy in older patients with prostate cancer.

Comparing the outcomes between prostate surgery and different types of radiotherapy in older patients with prostate cancer.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes between radical prostatectomy (RP; prostate-removal surgery) and different types of radiotherapy (RT) in older patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). The study found that RT offers similar cancer-specific outcomes to RP for low- to intermediate-risk patients. Some background...

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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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Comparing the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer.

Comparing the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study compared the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy (RP; prostate removal surgery) in German patients with localized prostate cancer. The study found that low- and intermediate-risk patients treated with RP have increased overall survival rates compared to general life...

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Evaluating hypofractionated radiotherapy after prostate surgery in patients with prostate cancer.

Evaluating hypofractionated radiotherapy after prostate surgery in patients with prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (H-IMRT) to the prostate bed in patients with localized prostate cancer after prostate surgery. The data showed that H-IMRT after prostate surgery was safe and well-tolerated in these patients. Some background Localized prostate cancer...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of salvage radiotherapy for recurrence after prostate surgery in patients with localized prostate cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness of salvage radiotherapy for recurrence after prostate surgery in patients with localized prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of salvage radiotherapy (RT) in patients with recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa) after prostate surgery. The study found that salvage RT was effective in the management of PCa recurrence with manageable side effects. Some background Localized prostate cancer (PCa) is a form of cancer that...

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Comparing the outcomes of robot‑assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

Comparing the outcomes of robot‑assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) with standard laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) for the treatment of patients with localized prostate cancer. The study found that the RARP approach was associated with better outcomes compared to LRP. Some background Localized prostate cancer (PCa)...

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Long-term outcomes of focal cryotherapy in low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Long-term outcomes of focal cryotherapy in low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of focal cryotherapy (FC) for the treatment of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC). The authors found that the use of FC was safe and increased time to further therapy with similar survival compared to active surveillance (AS).  Some background PC is one of the most common forms of...

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Evaluating patient-reported outcomes with enzalutamide in the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Evaluating patient-reported outcomes with enzalutamide in the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated patient-reported outcomes in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) when treated with either enzalutamide (Xtandi) or a placebo. The data showed that enzalutamide treatment delayed the time until pain progression and improved the quality of life of patients compared to a placebo. Some...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of tadalafil for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction after low-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer

Evaluating the effectiveness of tadalafil for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction after low-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor tadalafil (Cialis) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) after low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy (BT) in patients with localized prostate cancer. The data showed that tadalafil improved the LUTS and ED outcomes...

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