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Radiation

Expert Discusses Radiation Techniques, Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer

May 20, 2018

A discussion of radiation techniques and genomic testing in 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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Comparing Daily vs Weekly Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

February 19, 2018

Daily image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) may reduce the rate of late rectal toxicity vs weekly therapy, according to research being presented at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California. Daily IGRT was, however, also associated with a greater risk of secondary cancers and worse overall survival (OS). Read the article here.

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Which Treatment Modality for Localized Prostate Cancer Yields Superior Quality of Life: Radiotherapy or Prostatectomy?

January 14, 2018

An excellent article on merits of surgery versus radiation done in two articles debate style. Makes a great summary for those looking to make a decision. Read the article here.

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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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