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Advanced Prostate Cancer

Managing bone health in patients with prostate cancer

October 29, 2014

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada BARKIN J. How I Do It: Managing bone health in patients with prostate cancer. Can J Urol 2014;21(4): 7399-7403. Urologists have two scenarios where they have to address bone loss or increased risk of fractures in men with prostate cancer. In the first […]

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Chemo-ADT Combo Ups Survival in Patients with Metastatic PCa

July 15, 2014

Starting chemotherapy along with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients newly diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) improved median overall survival by more than 13 months, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. Read the article.

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Treatment Sequencing in Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

July 1, 2014

Six different treatments have demonstrated improved survival in phase III trials targeted to patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Front-line therapeutic options for mCRPC include docetaxel, sipuleucel-T, abiraterone and radium-223. Post-docetaxel options include cabazitaxel, abiraterone, enzalutamide and radium-223. Despite much progress in recent years, much is yet unknown and debates occur over optimal treatment […]

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Videos: Early Detection of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

April 29, 2014

This site has a number of videos on early detection of metastatic prostate cancer. View them here.

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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 [publications.nice.org.uk] 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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