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Which therapy is more effective at boosting radiotherapy effectiveness for patients with localized prostate cancer?

Which therapy is more effective at boosting radiotherapy effectiveness for patients with localized prostate cancer?

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

In a nutshell This study compared whether radiotherapy (RT) was more effective when combined with hormone therapy or brachytherapy (BT) for patients with localized prostate cancer (PC). The authors found that patients who received hormone therapy and RT survived for longer. Some background External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) focuses beams of...

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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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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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The effect of different radiation therapy schedules on erectile function

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This study compared the side effects of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and hypofractioned EBRT (H-EBRT) on erectile and sexual function. Researchers reported similar effects of EBRT and H-EBRT on erectile and sexual function up to 3 years after treatment. Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for localized...

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Different doses and combinations of external beam radiation therapy examined

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared different external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) approaches for localized prostate cancer. Authors reported high effectiveness with higher doses of radiation therapy, particularly when hormone therapy was added to treatment. However, these combinations were also associated with the highest rate of side effects. Some...

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Late intestinal adverse effects following radiotherapy

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review analyzed recent publications investigating the late intestinal adverse effects following radiotherapy treatments. Some background Radiotherapy is frequently used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Although radiation techniques have improved over recent years, radiotherapy still commonly causes intestinal adverse events....

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