Shorter radiotherapy works for prostate cancer treatment

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Conclusions: Persistent fatigue at 1 year after EBRT in prostate cancer survivors is likely related to a cluster of symptoms elicited by chronic inflammation. Therapies that target each of these symptoms will likely reduce fatigue in this patient population.Oncology
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Persistent fatigue at 1 year after EBRT in prostate cancer survivors is likely related to a cluster of symptoms elicited by chronic inflammation. Therapies that target each of these symptoms will likely reduce fatigue in this patient population. PMID: 30625479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Despite major scientific advances, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the world with more than 90% of cancer mortality is due to metastasis rather than primary disease [1]. In addition, some of the current cancer therapies might promote cancer recurrence and metastasis, e.g., radiation therapy is designed to kill tumor cells; however, it could also be a cause of cancer recurrence and metastasis especially with epithelial cell cancers such as lung and prostate cancer [2]. Consequently, there is an urgent need to develop new therapies which can eradicate tumor cells and eliminate the probability of cancer r...
Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Original paper Source Type: research
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AbstractPrior studies have shown that dose-escalated radiation therapy for prostate cancer improves clinical outcomes. However, this is associated with increased rectal toxicity. Hydrogel spacer for prostate cancer therapy is an effective way of decreasing rectal toxicity in the late post-therapeutic stages. In some occasions, the gel spacer may not be placed symmetrically between the rectum and prostate. There are several forms of a malpositioned spacer, including lateral displacement, rectal wall infiltration, and prostate capsule infiltration. This manuscript is aimed at evaluating appropriately positioned and malpositi...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
For men diagnosed with aggressive cancer that’s confined to the prostate and nearby tissues, the overarching goal of treatment is to keep the disease from spreading (or metastasizing) in the body. Doctors can treat these men with localized therapies, such as surgery and different types of radiation that target the prostate directly. And they can also give systemic treatments that kill off rogue cancer cells in the bloodstream. Hormonal therapy, for instance, is a systemic treatment that kills prostate cancer cells by depriving them of testosterone, which fuels their growth. Now a new study shows that a mix of differe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Men's Health Prostate Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Our results suggest that there might be specific cognitive domains that are associated with increased fatigue during EBRT. These findings will provide important information for targeting specific cognitive domains using pharmacotherapy or behavioral interventions. CAMCI ® is a valuable tool for psycho social providers to detect subtle cognitive impairment in fatigued cancer patients in a clinical setting.Oncology
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that there might be specific cognitive domains that are associated with increased fatigue during EBRT. These findings will provide important information for targeting specific cognitive domains using pharmacotherapy or behavioral interventions. CAMCI® is a valuable tool for psycho social providers to detect subtle cognitive impairment in fatigued cancer patients in a clinical setting. PMID: 29514170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Immunological changes prior to chronic fatigue development may reflect the long-term response to radiation therapy–induced damage. Implications for Practice: Early biomarkers for chronic fatigue related to cancer therapy will help advance our understanding of the etiology of this distressing symptom and will help nurses identify patients at risk of developing chronic fatigue after cancer treatment. This information will also aid in patient education, as well as symptom management.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Certain cancer therapies, including radiation therapy and some types of chemotherapies, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. Some of these effects such as those presented by anthracyclines, radiation therapy, cisplatin, as well as those presented by hormone therapy for breast cancer—usually taken for many years for some breast and prostate cancers—are long-lasting and associated with cardiovascular events risk more than 20 years after cancer treatment. Cardiovascular testing, diagnostic assessment of suspected cardiovascular symptomatology, as well as laboratory te...
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Editor's choice Reviews Source Type: research
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