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Comparing daily versus weekly imaging checks in radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the best timing of treatment verification imaging used in radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer. This study found that patients undergoing daily imaging had less risk of their cancer returning and had reduced rectal side-effects. Some background One main treatment option for prostate cancer...

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Comparison between low and high dose brachytherapy followed by radiation in prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to compare urinary symptoms in men with localized prostate cancer treated with either low-dose or high-dose rate brachytherapy in combination with radiation therapy. The authors concluded the both low-dose and high-dose brachytherapy with IMRT was safe and well-tolerated by patients. However, it took longer to recover...

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Comparing the side effects of treatment options for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes and side effects of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, and active surveillance in men with localized prostate cancer. This study concluded that radical prostatectomy led to a greater decrease in sexual function and urinary continence compared to the other two treatment...

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Searching for men to test focal therapy for ablation of prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aims to test the effectiveness of focal ablation (laser therapy used to remove and kill cancer cells) of large prostate cancer sites using ultrasound and biopsy (tissue samples taken from the cancer site) one year after treatment. The main outcome to be measured will be the removal of cancer cells confirmed by a negative biopsy...

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Focal therapy vs active surveillance in men with low-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of focal therapy compared to active surveillance in men with low-risk prostate cancer. The authors concluded that focal therapy was a safe and effective treatment option in men with low-risk prostate cancer. The also suggested that this treatment could be an option to avoid more...

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The timing of first biopsy and its effect on prostate cancer reclassification

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the influence of biopsy timing on prostate cancer reclassification during active surveillance.  The authors concluded that the timing of the first biopsy was not related to an increased risk of cancer reclassification, but prostate specific antigen (PSA) and body mass index (BMI – measured based...

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Searching for men with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer to test a short course of very focused radiation therapy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial aims to compare conventional radiation therapy with a very focused type of radiation therapy for intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer. The main outcome to be investigated is the number of side effects and the rate of disease recurrence at 5 years. The trial is recruiting in British Columbia, Canada. The details...

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Comparing outcomes of radiation therapy and observation in patients over 80

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined different treatment options for elderly men with localized prostate cancer. Researchers reported that radiation therapy with or without hormone therapy was associated with a significant survival benefit when compared to observation alone. Some background Localized prostate cancer refers to cancer that is confined...

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Erectile function and focal therapy

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined erectile function following treatment of prostate cancer with focal therapy. Researchers reported a return of erectile function from 6 months after focal therapy. Some background Surgery and radiation are first-line treatments for localized (confined) prostate cancer. In some cases, focal therapies are recommended...

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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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Primary prostate cancer treatment improves urinary symptoms in men with pre-treatment urinary complications

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the benefits and drawbacks of prostate cancer treatment in patients who suffer from pre-treatment urinary problems. The authors concluded that patients with pre-treatment urinary problems benefitted from prostate surgery.  Some background Prostate surgery involves surgically removing the prostate...

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