Single-dose brachytherapy treats low-risk prostate cancer

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CONCLUSIONS Coexpression analysis of EZH2 identified its role in the cell cycle, mitosis, and DNA repair. The molecular mechanisms involved in EZH2 gene expression in the cell response to DNA damage requires further study to determine whether EZH2 is a potential human cancer biomarker. PMID: 32595202 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Chahin M, Kogler W, Stack A, Lyons B Abstract Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among US men. Metastasis typically occurs in the bone, lymph nodes, liver, and thorax. This case highlights a patient who was suspected of having prostate cancer several years before presenting to the emergency department with back pain and an umbilical hernia of increasing size. Gross examination revealed fixed masses on the abdominal wall that appeared malignant on computed tomographic imaging. The umbilical mass was a Sister Mary Joseph nodule (SMJN), which is sometimes found in patients with ad...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
PMID: 32596516 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Transl Radiat Oncol Source Type: research
The age-related decline of the immune system has several causes, but the involution of the thymus is an important one. The thymus is responsible for the production of mature T cells of the adaptive immune system, but the organ atrophies with age. The supply of new T cells falls off dramatically in later life, and without these reinforcements, the adaptive immune system becomes ever more populated with broken, misconfigured, senescent, exhausted, and outright harmful T cells. A few research groups and companies are investigating ways to restore the thymus, typically by provoking it to regrow. A number of approaches h...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: No statistically significant radiation associations were observed among 114,270 nuclear weapons test participants followed for up to 65 y. The 95% confidence limits were narrow and exclude mortality risks per unit dose that are two to four times those reported in other investigations. Significantly elevated SMRs were seen for mesothelioma and asbestosis, attributed to asbestos exposure aboard ships. PMID: 32602389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Objective: To verify the association between the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum concentration and the presence of risk factors for prostate diseases in adult patients with urogenital infections. Materials and methods: Analytical cross-sectional study of PSA in 60 patients aged 40 to 65 years, from January to December 2013. PSA quantification was performed in serum by solid-phase chemiluminescence in two label cycles: 1. mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb); and 2. goat polyclonal antibody (pAbs). After each cycle the free antigen was removed. The readings were taken on the INMULITE ONE Siemens ® automated eq...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Oncological outcomes for active surveillance of Afro-Caribbean and Caucasian men were similar in terms of mortality, recurrence and metastasis in our bicentric study, showing usability of current criteria for Afro-Caribbean. The higher rate of disease progression in the Afro-Caribbean population requires close monitoring. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 3. PMID: 32593527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center will soon begin studying the pre-surgery use of cryoablation as a potential early adjuvant therapy for patients with pleural mesothelioma. The pilot study will measure immune system stimulation through local tumor infiltration in hopes of extending patient survival in the future. Cryoablation, also known as cryotherapy or cryosurgery, freezes localized tumors with liquid nitrogen or argon gas. It has been proven effective in killing tumor cells with extreme cold. It is currently used on kidney, liver and prostate cancers, but its use in priming a person’s own i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
It has been proposed, and preclinically demonstrated, that 161Tb is a better alternative to 177Lu for the treatment of small prostate cancer lesions due to its high emission of low-energy electrons. 161Tb also em...
Source: EJNMMI Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research
Partial ablation of the prostate using high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU-PA) is a treatment option for localised prostate cancer. When local recurrence occurs, salvage robot-assisted radical prostatecto...
Source: BMC Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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