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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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Recovery of urinary function in elderly men vs younger men undergoing robot-assisted prostate surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

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

In a nutshell This article investigated urinary function in elderly vs younger men following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for aggressive prostate cancer (PC).  The authors concluded that regardless of age, there was an improvement in urinary function after the surgery.  Some background Aggressive prostate cancer is commonly...

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Does diabetes increase the risk of metastases and castration resistant prostate cancer after a radical prostatectomy?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the link between blood glucose control and long-term prostate cancer (PC) outcomes in men with diabetes mellitus (DM) who are having a radical prostatectomy (RP; complete removal of the prostate).  The authors concluded that a worse blood glucose control was associated with metastases and...

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Prostate cancer: can we predict recurrence?

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer after minimally invasive prostate surgery. This study concluded the risk of BCR of prostate cancer decreases as the number of years after surgery without the disease increases.  Some background One treatment option for patients with prostate...

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Local treatment plus androgen deprivation therapy used as treatment for node-positive prostate cancer.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aims to find out if local treatment with or without ADT  is useful in the case of node-positive prostate cancer. This study found that local therapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is more effective for patients with node-positive prostate cancer than ADT alone.    Some background Local treatment or...

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Ability to reach orgasm following prostate surgery

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine a patient’s ability to reach orgasm after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) based on demographics, cancer-related and surgical variables, and erectile aids. The authors concluded that men could reach orgasm an average of 3 years after RALP. Poor orgasmic ability was associated with men...

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Looking for men with high-risk prostate cancer to test whether apalutamide improves surgery outcomes

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this trial is to determine the effect of the hormone therapy apalutamide (ARN-509) with or without abiraterone acetate (Zytiga), GnRH agonists or prednisone and whether they improve prostate surgery outcomes in men with high-risk prostate cancer. The outcomes to be measured include erectile function, continence, and effect on...

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Partial gland ablation versus prostate surgery in men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine patient outcomes following partial gland ablation compared to robot-assisted radical prostate surgery in men with low- and intermediate- risk prostate cancer. The authors concluded that men with cancer confined to the prostate benefited from partial gland ablation, as it was more successful with fewer side...

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Comparing the side effects of treatment options for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes and side effects of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, and active surveillance in men with localized prostate cancer. This study concluded that radical prostatectomy led to a greater decrease in sexual function and urinary continence compared to the other two treatment...

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