Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival

Survival after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer is better among men who undergo androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), according to a retrospective analysis.Reuters Health Information
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SpaceOAR© hydrogel rectal dose reduction prediction model: a decision support tool. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2020 Apr 06;: Authors: Paetkau O, Gagne IM, Alexander A Abstract Prostate cancer external beam radiation therapy can result in toxicity due to organ at risk (OAR) dose, potentially impairing quality of life. A polyethylene glycol-based spacer, SpaceOAR© hydrogel (SOH), implanted between prostate gland and rectum may significantly reduce dose received by the rectum and hence risk of rectal toxicity. SOH implant is not equally effective in all patients. Determining patients in which the im...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is commonly administered as a boost to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Our purpose was to compare toxicity with increasingly hypofractionated EBRT in combination with a single 15  Gy HDR boost for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract An 85-year-old asymptomatic man with suspected biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer underwent an F-fluciclovine PET/CT scan, which revealed a solitary suspicious tracer uptake in the dorsal right corporal body of the proximal pendulous penis. The patient underwent ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the penile lesion, which revealed metastatic prostate cancer. The patient had definitive external beam radiation therapy 3 years before the examination. At the time of scan, the prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) was only 1.0 ng/mL, although the PSA doubling time was 2.6 months. It is unusual to det...
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Nucl Med Source Type: research
Prostate cancer therapies are improving over time. But how do the long-term side effects from the various options available today compare? Results from a newly published study are providing some valuable insights. Investigators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center spent five years tracking the sexual, bowel, urinary, and hormonal status of nearly 2,000 men after they had been treated for prostate cancer, or monitored with active surveillance (which entails checking the tumor periodically and treating it only if it begins to grow). Cancers in all the men were still confined to the p...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Prostate Knowledge Treatments HPK Source Type: blogs
This study quantified plan quality differences across the four cancer centers in XXX(blinded for review) for plans that followed the PROstate Fractionated Irradiation Trial (PROFIT) protocol.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study quantified plan quality differences across the 4 cancer centers in Alberta, Canada for plans that followed the PROstate Fractionated Irradiation Trial protocol.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Physics Contribution Source Type: research
Thousands of men across the world have participated in randomized clinical trials testing the role of hormone therapy in the curative treatment of localized, high-risk prostate cancer. Over several decades, we have established that long-term hormone therapy improves survival, even in the setting of dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT).1 Recently reported clinical trials suggest that for some men 18 months of hormone therapy may be a suitable duration that balances treatment efficacy with quality-of-life preservation.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
ConclusionThe success rate and functional outcome after BMGU for radiation-induced strictures were reasonable. However, compared to existing long-term data on non-irradiated patients, the outcome is impaired and patients should be counseled accordingly.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThis retrospective study aims at investigating the effects of moderately hypofractionated radiation therapy (HRT) on acute and late toxicities as well as on early biochemical control and therapeutic efficiency compared to conventional radiation therapy (CRT) in prostate cancer.Patients and methodsWe analyzed 55  HRT patients irradiated with the total dose of 60 Gy in 20 fractions delivered over 4 weeks. These patients were compared to a control group of 55 patients who received CRT with a total of
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The age-old question in prostate cancer is which treatment is better, radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)? Typically, RP failed at the margins of resection, whereas EBRT failed at the site of origin, and survival rates were the same. However, with low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy (BT), one can deliver high, ablative doses to the prostate, while also covering the edges, thereby capturing the best of both worlds.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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