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Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances

Prostate cancer patients who are treated with a combination of hormone therapy and radiation have a substantially improved chance of survival compared to patients who do not receive radiation, according to interim results of the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting… Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances   



Mayo Clinic researchers use human vaccine to cure prostate cancer in mice

Mayo Clinic investigators and collaborators from the United Kingdom cured well-established prostate tumors in mice using a human vaccine with no apparent side effects. This novel cancer treatment approach encourages the immune system to rid itself of prostate tumors without assistance from toxic chemotherapies and radiation treatments. Such a treatment model could some day… Mayo Clinic researchers use human vaccine to cure prostate cancer in mice   



Telling Men the Truth about Sex and Prostate Cancer

Many surgeons and radiation centers tout promising statistics when they talk to men about the risk of sexual side effects from prostate cancer treatment. But as I write in the Sunday Review, new research published last week finally offers men some straight talk about what to expect from treatment for prostate cancer.

  Telling Men the Truth about Sex and Prostate Cancer   



Active surveillance can reduce suffering among men with prostate cancer

With active surveillance many men with prostate cancer could dispense with radiation treatment and surgery, and thus avoid adverse effects such as incontinence and impotence. This is the outcome of a study of almost 1,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The introduction of PSA tests, which… Active surveillance can reduce suffering among men with prostate cancer   



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