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Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not To Improve Survival

July 2, 2018

Prostvac-V/F, an investigational prostate cancer vaccine regimen, does not improve overall survival among men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to the findings of the phase 3 PROSPECT trial. Read the article here.

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Video: “How clinical trials have changed prostate cancer care”

April 13, 2018

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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Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment

November 11, 2016

The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, saying they had been expecting a survival rate of 90 percent. This article is hopeful, but leaves questions.  It’s […]

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Advances in targeted radiation for prostate cancer

September 13, 2016

A clinical trial at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto will determine the effectiveness of a targeted radiotherapy approach, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), in improving outcomes for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer. Read the article.

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Clinical trial will test use of MRI to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and management

September 13, 2016

The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer Canada announced $3 million in funding for a new Phase III clinical trial to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can replace the current standard of care to diagnose prostate cancer. The primary objective is to determine whether MRI imaging can spare some […]

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Questions to Ask Before Participating in a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

July 24, 2016

Several key questions that a participant will want answered before enrolling in a clinical trial are listed here. It is important that people learn as much as possible prior to entering a trial, and to thoroughly discuss the study with a doctor and with the study team. Read the article.

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Half of medical reporting ‘is subject to spin’

November 21, 2013

A study that you probably won’t be reading in your daily paper or favourite news website anytime soon casts serious doubts on the reliability of mainstream medical and health journalism. The study found that 51% of news items reporting on medical trials – specifically on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), which are seen as the gold standard […]

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