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What are the effects of salvage stereotactic radiotherapy (SSRT) in prostate cancer relapse after prostate surgery?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of salvage stereotactic radiotherapy (SSRT) in patients with prostate bed recurrence after prostate surgery. The main finding was that SSRT was effective at curing or delaying prostate cancer recurrence. Some background Almost 30% of men who undergo radical prostatectomy (complete removal of the...

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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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Male urethral “Mini-Sling” in treating stress urinary incontinence and climacturia after prostate cancer treatment

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of the 'mini-sling' surgery during placement of penile prosthesis for the treatment of urinary incontinence and climacturia (urine leaking during sexual intercourse) in men with erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. This study found that this procedure is promising for these...

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Nerve grafting to restore erectile function after radical prostatectomy

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and efficacy of end-to-side nerve grafting surgery (NGS) in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) after prostate surgery.  The authors concluded that NGS was a safe and effective treatment option for these patients. Some background Radical prostatectomy (RP) is surgery to remove the prostate....

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Searching for patients with stage 3-4 prostate cancer to test a treatment combination. 

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of radiation therapy with or without apalutamide (Erleada) in the treatment of stage 3-4 prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be survival without cancer worsening. This trial is recruiting in Canada and the United States. The details Radiation therapy uses high energy x-ray...

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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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Can the ProACT™ surgical implant help with stress urinary incontinence after surgery for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of a surgical implant, in improving quality of life and side-effects of stress urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. This study found that this implant led to significant improvements in quality of life in these patients. Some background Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the...

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Searching for men with high-risk, relapsed prostate cancer to test the use of anti-hormonal medication

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of different hormone therapy regimes for patients whose prostate-specific antigen (PSA; a protein elevated in prostate cancer) levels rise after prostate removing surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in PSA levels. The details The best standard treatment for...

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Looking for patients with prostate cancer who have had a rise in PSA after prostate removal surgery

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of different hormone therapy regimes for patients whose prostate specific antigen (PSA; a protein elevated in prostate cancer) levels rise after prostate removing surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in PSA levels.   The details The best standard treatment...

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Can PET/CT scanning guide radiotherapy treatment in prostate cancer?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied if a targeted form of radiotherapy could be effective in improving patient outcomes after surgical treatment of prostate cancer. The main finding was that a specific type of radiotherapy using PET scans improved outcomes in these patients. Some background Prostate specific antigen is a chemical in the blood that has...

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