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Comparing cryosurgery and hormonal therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Comparing cryosurgery and hormonal therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared local cryosurgery (CRYO) against androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of locally recurring prostate cancer (LRPC). The study found local cryosurgery had a longer overall survival (OS) when compared to ADT. Some background LRPC is cancer that has re-occurred in the prostate gland...

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The use of relugolix in addition to radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study investigated the use of relugolix (Relumina), a hormonal therapy drug, in addition to radiotherapy (RT), in managing prostate cancer. The study found that relugolix was effective in reducing androgen (male sex hormones such as testosterone) levels and well tolerated in these patients. Some background Prostate...

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Evaluating the impact of long term androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy after prostate surgery in patients with high risk of relapse

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at the effects of long term androgen deprivation therapy (LT-ADT), pelvic lymph node radiotherapy (PLNRT) and prostate bed radiotherapy (PBRT) in patients with prostate cancer and high risk of recurrence after prostate surgery. They found an increase in survival without cancer worsening in these patients.  Some...

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Does the frequency of radiotherapy doses impact its effectiveness and safety for patients with localized prostate cancer?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if the frequency of the same dose of radiotherapy (RT) changed the effectiveness and safety of patients with localized prostate cancer (PC). The results showed that RT that was given weekly was as effective and safe as RT given every other day. Some background Radiotherapy (RT) is an effective treatment for...

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Does surgical treatment of early prostate cancer reduce mortality in the long run compared to watchful waiting?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared the long-term outcomes of prostate surgery (radical prostatectomy; RP) and observation (watchful waiting; WW) in patients with early prostate cancer. The study showed that surgery reduced mortality in these patients.  Some background Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men....

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Searching for patients to try a radiation treatment strategy for prostate cancer.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of ultra-high-dose hypofractionated or single-dose radiotherapy for intermediate (medium) risk prostate cancer. The main outcome that will be measured will be the number of patients that experience side effects. This study is being conducted in New York City, NY, the US. The details...

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What are the effects of radical prostatectomy without pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of radical prostatectomy (RP) without pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) in patients with prostate cancer. The main finding was that 5 years after treatment, 100% of patients at low risk for cancer recurrence had survived. Some background PLND is surgery to remove the lymph nodes from the pelvis....

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Evaluating image-guided irreversible electroporation of localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of prostate cancer. This study found that IRE had low side-effect rates and promising outcomes.  Some background Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses high-energy pulses of electricity to destroy cancer cells. The brand name for...

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Is vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy or active surveillance more effective in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer?



Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTPT), or active surveillance is more effective in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. This study concluded that patients who received VTPT were less likely to require radical therapy compared to those who underwent active surveillance.  Some background...

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Looking for patients with advanced prostate cancer to test a type of radiation therapy

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial evaluates a specific type of radiation therapy for advanced prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured is whether or not the therapy will damage the surrounding organs. This trial is taking place in Pennsylvania, USA.  The details Prostate cancer is an uncontrolled growth of the cells which make up the...

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Long-term outcomes of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This study recommends the use of AS for men with localized prostate cancer. Some background Treatments for prostate cancer often result in serious side effects such as impaired bowel, bladder or sexual functions....

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