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March 2018 Awareness Night How clinical trials have changed prostate cancer care   Dr. Andrew Loblaw BSc MD MSc FRCPC CIP Clinician Scientist , Ontario Association of Radiation OncologyStaff Radiation Oncologist & Clinician Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology  (ASCO) Co-Chair, GU group for Cancer Care […]

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Newsletter April 2018

by jroth on April 7, 2018

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: April Fools page Giampaolo (Paul) Fiaschi – 1933-2018 Ask the Health Care Team (was Ask the Doctor) – Prostate Cancer and Exercise Coming Awareness Night – Carrie Poteck (M.Ed.) – An evening on exercise, diet and well being! June 17th, […]

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When can active surveillance be less active?

April 2, 2018

A substantial proportion of men with low-risk prostate cancer can safely be followed with a de-intensified active surveillance protocol. Read the article here.

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No Benefit for Aggressive Therapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

April 2, 2018

For men with metastatic prostate cancer there is no survival advantage for aggressive therapy over conservative androgen deprivation therapy only, according to a study. Read the article here.

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Biopsy-to-RP Delay May Up Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

April 2, 2018

A greater than 90-day delay from prostate biopsy to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer may increase the risk of biochemical recurrence of disease, according to study findings. Read the article here.

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Exploring the lived experience of gay men with prostate cancer

April 2, 2018

Gay men with prostate cancer have unmet information and supportive care needs throughout their prostate cancer journey. Read the article here.

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A mix of treatments may extend life for men with aggressive prostate cancer

April 2, 2018

A new study shows that a mix of different treatments, or a “multimodal” approach to prostate cancer therapy, lengthens survival in men who have this diagnosis. Read the article here.

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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

April 2, 2018

A drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men has been shown to have a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Repeat prostate biopsies prior to radical prostatectomy do not impact erectile function recovery and mid‐ to long‐term continence

April 2, 2018

Repeat biopsy before radical prostatectomy impairs early continence after surgery. However, erectile function recovery and mid‐term to long‐term continence are not affected. These data support the current trend towards active surveillance and delayed local treatment in patients with low‐ to intermediate‐risk prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Higher doses of radiation don’t improve survival in prostate cancer

April 2, 2018

A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. Read the article here.

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