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...Read More
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Does surgical treatment of early prostate cancer reduce mortality in the long run compared to watchful waiting?
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....Read More
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...Read More
What are the effects of radical prostatectomy without pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer?
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....Read More
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...Read More
Is vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy or active surveillance more effective in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer?
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...Read More
In a nutshell This phase 2 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of a prostate cancer vaccine. The main outcome will be the rate of prostate cancer progression. The details Prostate cancer (PC) is cancer the originates in the prostate gland (PG). PC is very common, however, most men will recover from it. The progression of PC is...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
Long term results discussing radiotherapy and hormone therapy treatments for patients with prostate cancer
In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) compared to prostate only radiotherapy (PORT) with hormonal therapy (HT) before or after radiation for patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer. This study found that HT before radiotherapy and WPRT had superior long-term survival without cancer growing or...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to compare radiation therapy with prostate surgery used to treat prostate cancer. It found that prostate surgery had a better overall survival rate. Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using surgery or radiation therapy. Radiation therapy can be delivered externally such as external beam...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared two different types of radiation therapy after prostate surgery for prostate cancer, hypofractionated postprostatectomy radiation therapy (hypoPORT) and conventional postprostatectomy radiation therapy (coPORT). Results showed that hypoPORT may be effective in prostate cancer control and with similar side effects as...Read More