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Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment could destroy INCURABLE tumours

November 5, 2017

Prostate cancer in men that was previously thought to be incurable could now be treated. New research has discovered that using a specialised form of radiotherapy could allow them to kill the disease off. Read the article here.

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Researchers reveal new approach to precisely identify and treat prostate cancer

November 5, 2017

Researchers have demonstrated a new, effective way to precisely identify and localize prostate cancer tumors while protecting healthy tissue and reducing side effects. Read the article here.

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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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Hamilton study a “game changer” for prostate cancer treatment

October 23, 2016

A “game changer” study has concluded many prostate cancer patients need half as much radiation treatment as currently given. Ontario hospitals are already starting to change treatment to four weeks from the standard eight because of the study led by Hamilton’s Juravinski and Toronto’s Princess Margaret cancer centres. Read the article here.

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10-Year Outcomes after Monitoring, Surgery, or Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

September 21, 2016

This New England Journal of Medicine article gives  the results of a randomized trial of 3 possible prostate cancer treatments.  It is rather long and academic, but shows similar results for the 3 options. Read the article here.

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Technical improvements preserve potency after treatment for prostate cancer

September 13, 2016

A new form of highly personalised treatment for prostate cancer is showing promise in preserving potency. The new technique, termed “vessel sparing radiation”, preserved erectile function in 80 per cent of men at the five-year follow-up while maintaining excellent cure rates. Read the article.

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SBRT for prostate cancer treatment offers higher cure rate than many traditional approaches

July 24, 2016

A five-year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer offers a higher cure rate than more traditional approaches. The study – the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer – found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form of radiation treatment that […]

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For prostate cancer, more radiation may not improve survival

June 19, 2016

New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects. However, a new study shows that escalating the dose may not actually help a patient in the long term, at least not patients with localized prostate cancer. Read the article.

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Possible link found between radiotherapy for prostate cancer and risk of secondary cancers

May 23, 2016

Researchers have found a possible association between radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer and an increased risk of developing secondary cancers of the bladder, colorectal tract, and rectum. Read the article.

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Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation and Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: How Good Is the Evidence?

March 6, 2016

The optimal treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer is controversial. Most studies focus on biochemical (PSA) failure when comparing radical prostatectomy (RP) with radiation therapy (RT), but this endpoint has not been validated as predictive of overall survival (OS) or cause-specific survival (CSS) The available literature was analyzed to determine whether reliable conclusions could be […]

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