Do Some Prostate Cancer Therapies Raise Patients ’ Risks for Bladder Cancer?

Treatment for prostate cancer with external beam radiotherapy was found to be associated with an increased risk for development of bladder cancer when compared with radical prostatectomy.
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Conclusion: In this study, we decoupled the influence of optimization parameters from the potential use of EUD-based cost functions on plan quality by generating both plans in the same TPS.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: IGRT in reproducible empty rectum condition allow a high reduction of daily treatment uncertainties.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe impact of different radiotherapy modalities on the development and characteristics of second primary bladder cancers (BCa) and BCa-specific mortality (BCa-SM) remains unclear. Thus, we evaluated the incidence and biological behavior of subsequent BCa and related survival in patients who underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer (PCa).MethodsA total of 530,581 patients in the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database with localized PCa between 1988 and 2013 were identified. PCa treatments included radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), radioactive implants (RI),...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract External beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer can result in urinary, sexual, and rectal side effects, often impairing quality of life. A polyethylene glycol-based product, SpaceOAR© hydrogel (SOH), implanted into the connective tissue between the prostate gland and rectum can significantly reduce the dose received by the rectum and hence risk of rectal toxicity. The optimal way to manage the hydrogel and rectal structures for plan optimization is therefore of interest. In 13 patients, computerized tomography (CT) scans were taken pre- and post-SpaceOAR© implant. A prescription of 60 G...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched the first nationwide Firefighter Cancer Registry, linking workplace exposures to deadly malignancies such as mesothelioma. Officials administering the study believe the registry will help reduce the incidence of various cancers for firefighters. “A national registry will go a long way toward answering the many questions still out there,” Dr. Kenny Fent, an industrial hygienist at NIOSH who is leading the effort, told The Mesothelioma Center at “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, IMRT and PBT were well tolerated. Despite the superiority of PBT in early constipation and IMRT in late global health status compared to baseline, overall QoL and the risks of early and late GU and GI toxicities were similar for conventionally fractionated IMRT and PBT. PMID: 30882264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
This study aims to identify if cancer is a risk factor for the development of UTC.MethodsA population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted for the period 1st January 1990 to 1st May 2016. 124,901 exposed patients identified using clinical codes with newly diagnosed cancer were matched to 476,203 unexposed controls by age, gender, BMI, and general practice. The main outcome measure was the risk of developing UTC described by hazard ratios.ResultsThere were 512 incident UTC events in the cancer group compared to 1787 in the unexposed controls. This translated to an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.26 (95% CI 1.14 –1.39;p 
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract Urologists were early adopters of minimally invasive, specifically robotic, techniques for cancer surgery. The current trends show increasing adoption of robotic surgery for renal, bladder, and prostate cancer. Several randomized controlled trials show that robotic urologic surgery has outcomes that are at least as good as, if not superior to, open surgery. PMID: 30851832 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Surg Oncol Clin N Am Source Type: research
This study was performed in two parts. For each of the 25 patients in Part 1, two single-energy single-arc plans, a 6 MV-SA plan and a 15 MV-SA plan, and a third MEPA plan involving composite of 6-MV anterior-posterior partial arcs and a 15-MV lateral partial arc weighted 1:2 were created. The dosimetric difference between MEPA(6/15 MV 1:2 weighted) and 6 MV-SA plans, and MEPA(6/15 MV 1:2 weighted) and 15 MV-SA plans were measured. In the Part 2 of this study, a second MEPAs plan (6 MV anterior-posterior arcs and 15 MV lateral arcs weighted 1:1), (MEPA 6/15 MV 1:1 weighted), was...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
Authors: Pianou NK, Stavrou PZ, Vlontzou E, Rondogianni P, Exarhos DN, Datseris IE Abstract Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common solid cancer affecting men worldwide. Serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is at present the most commonly used biomarker for PCa screening, as well as a reliable marker of disease recurrence after initial treatment. Bone metastases (BM) are present in advanced stages of the disease. Imaging of BM is important not only for localization and characterization, but also to evaluate their size and number, as well as to follow-up the disease during and after therapy. Bone metastases format...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
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