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Video: Dr. John Bartlett – “Prostate Cancer – we need to know more”

January 23, 2016

September 2015 Scotiabank Awareness Night Prostate Cancer – we need to know more Dr. John Bartlett Ontario Institute of Cancer Research  BSc, PhD, FRCPath Program Director, Transformative Pathology, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Director, Ontario Tumour Bank Honorary Professor, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburg This video it not of the […]

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International institutions agree on standard for using MR to diagnose prostate cancer

November 1, 2015

A new standard for evaluating MR images to diagnose prostate cancer has been agreed upon by international radiological institutions and is now published in the journal European Urology. The new procedure reduces the over-diagnosis of insignificant cancers by up to 89 percent and assists in the diagnosis of up to 13 percent more life-threatening tumors […]

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Urine biomarkers may reduce repeat biopsies for prostate cancer

November 1, 2015

Incorporating scores from two urine-based biomarker assays may reduce the number of biopsies men with clinically localized prostate cancer need to undergo without greatly affecting 10-year survival rates, according to the results of a decision analysis. Read the article.

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UCLA-led study shows deadly prostate cancer cells have stem cell qualities

November 1, 2015

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have shown that the cells responsible for generating deadly prostate cancer share some genetic qualities with the tissue-specific stem cells that naturally reside in the healthy prostate. Read the article.

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Revolutionary prostate biopsy approach more accurate at diagnosing prostate cancer

November 1, 2015

A revolutionary prostate biopsy approach uses fewer needles and is more accurate for diagnosing prostate cancer. It is done during a real time MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan that clearly shows suspicious sites. When done by an expert radiologist using a highly powerful magnet, only a minimum number of needles are used to sample suspicious […]

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Natural History of Pathologically Benign Cancer Suspicious Regions on Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Following Targeted Biopsy

November 1, 2015

The study provides compelling evidence that few benign cancer suspicious regions increase in suspicion score and/or the greatest linear measurement within 1 year independent of the baseline suspicion score. Therefore, routinely repeating multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging at 1 year in men with pathologically benign cancer suspicious regions should be discouraged since it is unlikely to […]

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Prostate cancer test that detects tumour size could save thousands of lives

September 20, 2015

A cheap test which can gauge the size of prostate cancer tumours has the potential to save thousands of lives each year, scientists believe The new test, which works like a pregnancy test, is twice as reliable as the current PSA blood test and would allow patients to find out in minutes whether they had […]

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Discussing Cancer Prognosis

May 31, 2015

Listen to and read about an interview with Dr. Levin in which he goes into greater depth on how to discuss prognosis with cancer patients. Read the article.

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MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

February 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests. The new technology — which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate — diagnosed 30 percent more high-risk […]

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Advances in Prostate Cancer: 2014

December 13, 2014

The year 2014 has again provided important developments in the area of prostate cancer. New data and new treatments span the spectrum of prostate cancer management, from prevention and screening to optimal strategies for localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease. Read the article.  (Free Medscape account required.)

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