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HIFU in UK

by Jim Barney on May 23, 2016

Keep your pecker up, Bill…new prostate cancer zapper won’t wreck your love life! Pioneering soundwave treatment proves as effective as surgery. • High-intensity focused ultrasound blasts tumours with soundwaves • Study shows its 93 per cent success rate as effective as surgery • But rate of erectile dysfunction in HIFU patients post treatment much lower […]

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A new study is suggesting that a blood test for examining sex hormone levels can predict how aggressive prostate cancer is in a patient. Read the article.

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New advances in salvage brachytherapy

May 23, 2016

Calgary Tom Baker Cancer Centre radiation oncologist Dr. Siraj Husain discusses advances and new studies in the growing area of Salvage Brachytherapy. He starts with a quick but informative overview of prostate cancer, its diagnosis and treatments, and then launches into studies with graphic slides that show the groundbreaking work that is being done today […]

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Information Is Key for Men With Prostate Cancer

May 23, 2016

The treatment options for men with prostate cancer are constantly evolving, adding further stress to an already challenging decision. Before receiving treatment, men should receive a second opinion and fully understand their options, according to Jim Schraidt, a prostate cancer survivor from Chicago who leads a support group for Us TOO International. Read the article.

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Aggressive Prostate Cancers Appear to Be Linked to Self-Renewing Stem Cells

May 23, 2016

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that the prostate basal cell layer contains self-renewing adult stem cells, with a gene expression profile that overlaps that of aggressive and endocrine therapy-resistant prostate cancers. These results indicate that such cells might be the cells-of-origin in aggressive prostate cancers, and offer a new option […]

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Prostate cancer vaccine trial begins at Oxford and Sheffield

May 23, 2016

Oxford University scientists have started a clinical trial to test a new vaccine against prostate cancer and are looking for volunteers to take part. The first four participants have already received this experimental vaccine at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, and the second trial site has just been opened at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in […]

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ASCO Endorses Localized Prostate Cancer Guideline

May 23, 2016

A panel of experts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have reviewed and endorsed Cancer Care Ontario’s guideline on Active Surveillance for the Management of Localized Prostate Cancer. The guidelines, published in May 2015, “are clear, thorough, and based upon the most relevant scientific evidence,” wrote Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, associate professor […]

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8 Things Younger Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

May 23, 2016

Prostate cancer is known as a disease of older men, and that’s largely true. The average age of prostate cancer diagnosis is 66, and about 60 percent of new cases occur in men 65 and older, according to the National Cancer Institute. Even so, rates are rising in men 55 and younger, who face different […]

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Possible link found between radiotherapy for prostate cancer and risk of secondary cancers

May 23, 2016

Researchers have found a possible association between radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer and an increased risk of developing secondary cancers of the bladder, colorectal tract, and rectum. Read the article.

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Don’t Take Prostate Cancer Lying Down: 3 Exercises to Work It Out

May 23, 2016

According to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, men who get regular exercise have a slightly lower risk for developing initial prostate cancer. After a prostate cancer diagnosis, patients who maintain a routine of vigorous activity just three hours each week have a much better survival rate. For men who have prostate cancer, working out with […]

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