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Brachytherapy

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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Surgery, Brachytherapy-based Radiotherapy Induce Similar Survival in Localized Prostate Cancer

April 2, 2018

Brachytherapy-based radiotherapy and radical prostatectomy produced similar survival results for men with high-risk, localized prostate cancer, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read the article here.

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Video: “Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer”

October 10, 2017

September 2017 Awareness Night Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Dr. Juanita Crook, MD, FRCPC Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of British Columbia Radiation Oncologist,  Center for the Southern Interior in Kelowna BC             CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 47:27 minutes

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High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

September 3, 2017

A study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also suggests that a particular form of radiation therapy, consisting of external radiation followed by brachytherapy (a type of radiation treatment in which a radioactive source is […]

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Cesium-131 Brachytherapy

September 3, 2017

Some experts see Cesium-131 as an optimal version of brachytherapy because it is both fast-acting and has a shorter delivery time than other brachytherapies — about 30 days. A key advantage is shorter recuperation periods, meaning patients can recover their urinary, bowel, and sexual functions quicker than with other brachytherapy solutions. Read the article here.

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Single-fraction, high-dose brachytherapy may be viable for localized prostate cancer

July 2, 2017

Single-fraction 19 Gy high dose–rate brachytherapy may be a safe and effective treatment alternative for men with localized prostate cancer, according to study results. Read the article here.

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Updated Guideline on Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer

May 7, 2017

The Cancer Care Ontario guideline on brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer was updated to account for new evidence. Read the article here.

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Trends in targeted prostate brachytherapy: from multiparametric MRI to nanomolecular radiosensitizers

February 19, 2017

Brachytherapy, a form of localized radiation therapy, has been shown to be one of the most effective methods for delivering high radiation doses to the cancer; however, recent evidence suggests that increasing the localized radiation dose without bound may cause unacceptable increases in long-term side effects. This review focuses on methods that have been proposed, […]

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Woman to Watch: Dr. Juanita Crook

January 2, 2017

Dr. Juanita Crook, formerly with Princess Margaret Hospital, is now a professor of radiation oncology at UBC and an oncologist with the B.C. Cancer Agency. She specializes in brachytherapy. Read the article here.

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Dr Crook webinar on brachytherapy

October 21, 2016

Really excellent and well presented facts and documentation About 50 minutes (including a bit painful 5 minutes to start up)but well worth listening to When you link to the site it will ask for your name and email address before opening View the Webinar.

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