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Outcomes and side-effects after prostate surgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate long-term outcomes of radiation therapy after prostate surgery for prostate cancer. This study found that this is a safe treatment option for these patients. Some background Prostate surgery is a common treatment for prostate cancer (PCa). Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is another option....

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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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What is the risk for bladder and rectal cancer in patients previously treated for localized prostate cancer?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the rate of bladder cancer (BC) and rectal cancer (RC) after localized prostate cancer (PC) treatment. They found that brachytherapy (BT) increased the risk of BC and RC in these patients.  Some background Prostate cancer (PC) is a common cancer in men. There are many treatment options for PC. Some involve...

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Survival after radiotherapy vs. prostate surgery for intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of intermediate risk-risk prostate cancer after different treatments. This study concluded that prostate surgery might have a higher survival than radiotherapy. Some background There a several options to treat intermediate-risk prostate cancer (IR-PC). Radical prostatectomy (RP; surgery to...

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Looking at different types of radiation therapy for intermediate risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial evaluates the effectiveness of radiation therapy delivered from outside the body for the treatment of prostate cancer. The main outcomes of this trial are the number of patients who have no damage to genital or urinary organs and survival without cancer. This trial is taking place in various sites across the USA and...

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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 results discussing radiotherapy and hormone therapy treatments for patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

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...

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Comparing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostate surgery versus open prostate surgery

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare traditional open surgery and robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer in terms of side effects. It found that there was no difference in side-effects like sexual function or urinary problems between the two surgeries. Some background Prostate surgery is a treatment option for prostate cancer. This surgery...

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Is conventional or hypofractionated radiation therapy better for the treatment of prostate cancer?

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

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...

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