PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence
PET/CT imaging with gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA-11)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET/CT with prostate agent changes therapy plans SNMMI: PET/CT may help guide prostate biopsies New PET tracer aids in metastatic prostate cancer PET tracer boosts detection of recurrent prostate cancer SNMMI: PET beats other modalities for prostate cancer
Researchers are developing a PET radiotracer designed to adhere to and illuminate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI holds promise for immunotherapy but needs more research Novel PET tracer could identify bacterial infections Immuno-PET radiotracers may aid cancer treatment Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients Radiation, immunotherapy form best team against melanoma
CONCLUSION: There are several essential strategies for increasing African-American men's participation in health research: ensuring the research team is culturally and gender-sensitive; recruiting in trusted environments; using respected gatekeepers; developing trust with participants; and being transparent. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Implementing strategies to include African-American men in health research has the potential to improve health disparities in the US. PMID: 29738190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Men on androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer may significantly benefit from a group exercise and nutrition program, according to a study published online March 5 in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Brian...
Radical prostatectomy (RP) leaves 45-75% of patients with long-term sexual dysfunction (SD). Approximately 60% of patients report significant emotional distress related to their SD that may progress to maladjustment in their relationships with partners. Despite high levels of effectiveness, 30-50% of patients who turn to sexually assistive aids after RP discontinue use of the aids within one year. The available research exploring this gap between effectiveness and ongoing use supports a broader perspective of SD that includes psychological, behavioural, social and interpersonal factors.
Prostate cancer screening decision is preference-sensitive. Decision aids may facilitate screening decision by providing information on the risks and benefits of screening. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs that addressed the impact of decision aids on decisional outcomes and the men's screening decision.
Most guidelines on prostate cancer (PCa) screening recommend shared-decision making between patient and provider. Decision aids (DAs) may influence and improve comfort with this decision making process. We administered an online survey study to determine how different DAs impact the decision to undergo or recommend a loved one undergo PCa screening.
The clinical presentation, oncologic outcomes and the optimal management of prostate cancer (PC) among human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive (HIV+) men is poorly described. Our objective was to compare the clinical characteristics, treatment decisions and oncologic outcomes in a contemporary series of HIV+ and HIV negative (HIV-) men with PC.
AbstractRobot-assisted radical prostatectomy to treat localized prostate cancer has increased in popularity, although other options exist, including radiotherapy and active surveillance. The decision about choosing the right treatment has become pertinent for many patients. This literature review aimed to assess the current state-of-the-art regarding decisional aids and the associated decisional outcomes for the purpose of designing a method for both patients and doctors to use to make the best treatment decision for the patient. A literature search was conducted via MEDLINE, Embase, and Web of Science databases using the ...
Italian researchers are reporting progress with a novel PET imaging agent that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence SNMMI: PET/CT with prostate agent changes therapy plans SNMMI: PET/CT may help guide prostate biopsies New PET tracer aids in metastatic prostate cancer PET tracer boosts detection of recurrent prostate cancer