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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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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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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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Different radiation therapy schedules: Hyopfractioned EBRT is as effective as standard EBRT

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and hypofractioned EBRT (H-EBRT) for localized prostate cancer. Researchers reported no differences in survival or disease recurrence rates between high H-EBRT and EBRT. Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for localized...

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The effect of diet and lifestyle in prostate cancer progression and mortality

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The main objective of this review was to summarize evidence on the effect of lifestyle and diet on prostate cancer progression, recurrence and death. The authors concluded that a variety of factors appeared to affect prostate cancer progression, including not smoking, exercise and healthy body weight. Some background Prostate...

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Improvement of urinary tract symptoms in patients who underwent robot-assisted prostate surgery

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The main aim of this study was to assess urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in prostate cancer patients following robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). The authors concluded that the majority of patients with moderate to severe LUTS improved significantly following RALP. Some background RALP is a relatively new...

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Focal prostate radiotherapy in early prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The main objective of this study was to review all data available on focal radiotherapy (FRT) for men with early prostate cancer. The authors concluded that FRT was an option in early prostate cancer but may not be as effective in intermediate-risk tumors. Some background Radiation therapy is an important part of prostate cancer...

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Hormone therapy may shorten survival in African American men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of ethnicity on health outcomes with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Researchers reported shorter survival among African American men receiving ADT for low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer compared to men of other ethnicities. Some background ADT is a type of hormone therapy used to treat...

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