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Video: “The Future of PSA Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening – Screening Smarter and Individualized Risk Assessment”

March 3, 2017

January 2017 Awareness Night The Future of PSA Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening – Screening Smarter and Individualized Risk Assessment Dr. Raj Satkunasivam, MD, MS, FRCSC Urologic Oncologist,  Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE […]

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Rise in Prostate Cancer Deaths Stems from Testing Recommendations

January 12, 2017

From ZEROHour Newsletter: January 2017 The newly released “2017 Cancer Facts and Figures” report shows the negative impact of the USPSTF recommendation against the PSA test. Read the Newsletter.

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A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Prostate Cancer Screening in the General Population

January 2, 2017

A pilot study at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre determined the feasibility of using multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging as the primary screening test for prostate cancer. Initial results showed that prostate magnetic resonance imaging was better to predict prostate cancer than prostate specific antigen in an unselected sample of the general population. Read the […]

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Quality of life meets cure for prostate cancer treatment

September 13, 2016

A new paper looks at how MRI and a clear understanding of the functional anatomy around the prostate can allow radiation oncologists to plan a course of treatment for patients with prostate cancer that spares these critical structures. Read the article.

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A Breakthrough Test for Prostate Cancer

September 13, 2016

Every four minutes, prostate cancer kills someone, somewhere around the world. Researchers at Cambridge Oncometrix, are developing a simple test that will detect the disease early. Dmitry Soloviev is one the scientists who’s helping to develop a test that can indicate the presence of cancer cells. Dr. Dmitry is the principal scientist at Oncometrix. Watch […]

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Video: “Imaging Tests”

August 23, 2016

July 2016 Awareness Night Imaging Tests Dr. Masoom Haider, MD, FRCPC Senior scientist, Physical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program Sunnybrook Research Institute Chief, Department of medical imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Professor, Department of medical imaging, University of Toronto Clinician scientist, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO […]

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Experimental urine test identifies 92% of men with elevated PSA levels

July 3, 2016

An experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels who had high-grade cancers, according to a recent study. Read the article.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Targeted Prostate Biopsy Using MRI-US Fusion Software and Visual Targeting

July 3, 2016

A study compared diagnostic outcomes between 2 different techniques for targeting regions-of-interest on prostate multiparametric Magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI); MRI-ultrasound fusion (MR-F) and visually targeted (VT) biopsy. No evidence was found of a significant difference in the detection of high-grade or any-grade cancer between VT and MR-F biopsy. However, the performance of each technique varied […]

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Prostate Ca: Site of metastases impacts prognosis

July 3, 2016

In a study of 8,820 men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, researchers found the prognosis differs substantially based on where the cancer has spread. Spread to the liver is associated with shorter survival than lung and bone spread, and patients with lymph node metastases only have the best overall survival. Read the article.

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The 2016 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Screening

June 19, 2016

The new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s recommendations for prostate cancer screening provide a model for prostate cancer screening that maximizes the benefits, in terms of reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality, and minimizes harms to men from overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Read the article.

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