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Aspirin may help fight prostate cancer

There is promising evidence aspirin can help drastically cut deaths among prostate cancer patients, a U.S. researcher says.

Dr. Kevin Choe of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas says men with prostate cancer who take anti-coagulants such as aspirin in addition to radiation therapy or surgery may be able to cut… Aspirin may help fight prostate cancer   



Study Seeks Volunteers with Prostate Cancer to Measure Safety of Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine announced today it is seeking patients with early-stage (confined to the organ) prostate cancer to participate in a Phase I Research study.

Subjects must be newly diagnosed and considered lower risk, with a Gleason score of equal to or less than 7 and a PSA… Study Seeks Volunteers with Prostate Cancer to Measure Safety of Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery   



Short-term hormone therapy plus radiation therapy increases survival for men with early-stage prostate cancer

Short-term hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy: ADT) given in combination with radiation therapy for men with early-stage prostate cancer increases their chance of living longer and not dying from the disease, compared with that of those who receive the same radiation therapy alone, according to a Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study published in… Short-term hormone therapy plus radiation therapy increases survival for men with early-stage prostate cancer   



Prostate cancer surgery better at teaching hospitals

Prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy get better results at teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions, according to the findings of an international study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

“While our findings do not imply that teaching hospitals always provide better care than others, it is obvious that teaching hospitals… Prostate cancer surgery better at teaching hospitals   



Prostate Cancer Tx Up, but in Wrong Group

Older men with low-risk prostate cancer received increasingly aggressive treatment over a 10-year period, whereas practices did not change for men most likely to benefit from curative therapy - those with a longer life expectancy, a study showed.

Use of curative therapy in men with a short life expectancy increased by 37% from 1998… Prostate Cancer Tx Up, but in Wrong Group   



Oxygen in Tumours Predicts Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Low oxygen levels in tumors can be used to predict cancer recurrence in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer even before they receive radiation therapy.

The clinical research, led by radiation oncologists at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Cancer Program, University Health Network (UHN) is published online today in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of… Oxygen in Tumours Predicts Prostate Cancer Recurrence   



IMRT Best Option for Prostate Cancer

For prostate cancer patients, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may offer better disease control than standard radiation therapy, but proton therapy won’t provide additional benefits, researchers found.

Men who had IMRT were less likely to need additional cancer therapy (RR 0.81, 95% CI 0.73 to 0.89), Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, of the University of North… IMRT Best Option for Prostate Cancer   



Surgery unneeded for most early-stage prostate cancer, study says

Most patients diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer will live just as long if they simply watch their cancers rather than have them surgically removed, according to the results of a landmark clinical trial that could upend the medical approach to a disease that affects 1 in 6 men.

The study, which focused on cancers… Surgery unneeded for most early-stage prostate cancer, study says   



Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer

In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University discovered 12 genetic markers associated with the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in prostate cancer patients who were treated with radiation. The findings, to be published online September… Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer   



Radiation for prostate cancer linked to secondary cancers, study finds

Among men treated for prostate cancer, those who received radiation therapy were more likely to develop bladder or rectal cancer, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Overall the incidence of these cancers is low. But when men have received radiation treatments, it’s important to evaluate carefully… Radiation for prostate cancer linked to secondary cancers, study finds   



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