Prostate specific antigen (PSA) persistence 6 weeks after radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection as predictive factor of radiographic progression in node-positive prostate cancer patients

Conclusions: Early assessment of PSA after surgery is important for predicting radiographic progression in node-positive prostate cancer patients. Risk stratification based on the early PSA value after surgery would be helpful to identify patients who may benefit from early adjuvant therapies.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

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Authors: Bozkurt S, Park JI, Kan KM, Ferrari M, Rubin DL, Brooks JD, Hernandez-Boussard T Abstract Digital rectal examination (DRE) is considered a quality metric for prostate cancer care. However, much of the DRE related rich information is documented as free-text in clinical narratives. Therefore, we aimed to develop a natural language processing (NLP) pipeline for automatic documentation of DRE in clinical notes using a domain-specific dictionary created by clinical experts and an extended version of the same dictionary learned by clinical notes using distributional semantics algorithms. The proposed pipeline wa...
Source: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: AMIA Annu Symp Proc Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MRI/TRUS TG in combination with SB had significantly higher detection rates than SB in the RB group only. Differences in detection rates between examiners were dependent on the level of previous experience with TRUS guided biopsy. PMID: 31602045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub Source Type: research
Men who conceive children using assisted reproduction techniques (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to develop prostate cancer and may benefit from screening, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
This study aims to analyze the prognostic importance of serum PSA response in patients who received radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177 Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for their castration-resistant prostate cancer. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients who received Lu-177 PSMA treatment for their castration-resistant prostate carcinoma were included. All the patients had undergone Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT scanning before Lu-177 PSMA therapy, which revealed multiple metastases. Patients were treated with a fixed dose (180 mCi) of Lu-177 PSMA at six to eight weeks intervals. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) response ...
Source: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of overall complications after TRUS was low. The most common complications requiring emergency attendances and hospitalisations were gross haematuria and acute urinary retention, respectively. Prostate volume>48 cc increased the risk of post-biopsy urinary retention. PMID: 31601774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: EHMT2 was highly expressed in PCa, and its expression is closely correlated with tumor stage and poor prognosis of PCa patients. EHMT2 promoted the malignant progression of PCa by inhibiting PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. PMID: 31599405 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
In this study, we examined this proposed use of a limited percent Gleason pattern 4 (%GP4) to identify candidates of active surveillance among 315 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer with a GS of 6 or 3+4=7 via needle biopsy. The latter cases were divided into 4 groups using highest or overall %GP4 cut-off values of 5% and 10% as determined from prostate needle biopsies. The frequency of adverse pathology and risk of biochemical recurrence were compared between the GS 6 and both GS 3+4=7 groups. Adverse pathology was defined as a GS 4+3=7 or higher, pT3b staging or positive lymph node metastasi...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ROBERT DE NIRO has enjoyed enduring success an actor, with a career spanning decades. In 2003, the actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer. What are the key warning signs and how can the cancer be treated?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractPurposeTo provide a snapshot of toxicities and oncologic outcomes of Abiraterone (AA) and Enzalutamide (EZ) in a chemo-na ïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCPRC) population from a longitudinal real-life multicenter cohort.MethodsWe prospectively collected data on chemo-na ïve mCRPC patients treated with AA or EZ. Primary outcomes were PSA response, oncologic outcomes and toxicity profile. The Kaplan–Meier method was used to compare differences in terms of progression-free survival (PFS) between AA vs EZ and high- vs low-volume disease cohorts. Univariable and mult ivariable Cox r...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese findings suggest that IDO expression is a mechanism of immune evasion used by prostate cancer and that future clinical trials using T-cell-based immune strategies might best include IDO inhibition.
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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