Advanced Prostate Cancer

Videos on Advance Prostate Cancer

March 8, 2014

Click here to access a number of videos on advanced prostate cancer.

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Supervised Exercise Helps ADT Patients

February 25, 2014

Commencing a supervised exercise program involving aerobic and resistance exercise when initiating ADT significantly reduced treatment toxicity while improving social functioning and mental health. Concurrent prescription of supervised exercise when initiating ADT is therefore advised to minimise morbidity associated with severe hypogonadism. Read the article.  (This article is in UroToday; a free login may be […]

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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

February 6, 2014

This is a summary article from the National Cancer Institute. Read the article.

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Combine treatment for moderate to high risk prostate cancer

January 14, 2014

Men with intermediate or high-risk localised prostate cancer should be given a combination of radical radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy, rather than radical radiotherapy or androgen deprivation therapy alone, recommends newly updated guidance [] from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), published today. Read the article.

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Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer – Recent Advances in Therapy and Future Perspectives

November 21, 2013

Abstract For many years, few therapeutic options were available for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Recent advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of prostate cancer, particularly in the transition to castrate resistant disease, have led to the development of more potent and selective endocrine therapies. In addition, elucidation of the many factors […]

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Evidence says less may be more when it comes to radiation for bone metastases

October 18, 2013

Patients enduring the excruciating pain of cancer that has spread to the bones are often given multiple doses of radiation. There is strong evidence, however, that one dose controls pain as effectively as 10 or more. In addition, one treatment is cheaper and far more convenient for patients who already have plenty on their minds. […]

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VIDEO: Dr. Robert Hamilton, “Hormones, hormone therapy and prostate cancer”

August 26, 2013

July 2013 Scotiabank Awareness Night “Hormones, hormone therapy and prostate cancer”       Dr. Robert J Hamilton MD, MPH, FRCSC  Surgical Oncologist, The Princess Margaret University Health Network  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery (Urology), University of Toronto Testosterone and related hormones that together we call “androgens” play a role in every aspect of prostate […]

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AUA releases new guidelines for treating castration-resistant prostate cancer

May 14, 2013

Metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains an incurable disease, but new treatments –including immunotherapeutic, chemotherapeutic agents, anti-androgens and androgen synthesis inhibitors – may improve outcomes in certain patients, according to a new clinical guideline released today by the American Urological Association (AUA) during its 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Read the article.  (login […]

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ADT Duration for Prostate Cancer Can Be Cut in Half

March 13, 2013

Halving the time a patient with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) is on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is safe and does not compromise outcomes, researchers concluded. Read the article, which includes a short video.

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Optimizing Therapeutic Strategies Targeting Bone: Prostate Cancer

February 12, 2013

Evan Y. Yu, MD describes his clinical approach to the treatment patients with bone metastases secondary to prostate cancer. View this video.

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