Financial implications of biparametric prostate MRI
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Published online: 25 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41391-019-0158-xFinancial implications of biparametric prostate MRI
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Beyond simply being discontent about the high cost of health care in the nation, consumers remain in the dark over what that cost may be – even for a standard treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study out of UNC-Chapel Hill.
(Wiley) Among men with prostate cancer who received care from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health System, an equal-access health care system, African-American men did not have more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis or die earlier than white men, unlike trends seen in the greater US population of patients with prostate cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
ConclusionOur results suggest improved detection of PCa with similar PPV and confidence scores when higher TE values are utilized for T2-weighted image acquisition.
Baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in midlife are associated with the subsequent risk of clinically significant prostate cancer, according to a secondary analysis of a large clinical trial.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionsAge, Gleason score, and PSA at diagnosis of mCRPC are independently associated with overall survival in patients with mCRPC. The efficacy and toxicity outcomes in this patient cohort treated in radiation oncology departments in Spain are consistent with previous reports.
In conclusion, the present study identified 20 aberrantly methylated‑differentially expressed genes in PCa by combining bioinformatics analyses of gene expression and gene methylation microarrays, and concurrently, the survival of these genes was analyzed. Notably, methylation is a reversible biological process, which makes it of great biological significance for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer using bioinformatics technology to determine abnormal methylation gene markers. The present study provided novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of PCa. PMID: 31974616 [PubMed - in process]
In this study, we found that the mutation, copy number alteration, and methylation status of PRKAR2B gene have no correlation with its expression level in PCa. Then, we identified two microRNAs (miR-200b-3p and miR-200c-3p) to be critical regulators of PRKAR2B expression in PCa. Notably, miR-200b-3p and miR-200c-3p expression were significantly downregulated in metastatic CRPC and negatively correlated with the expression level of PRKAR2B in PCa tissues. Moreover, we characterized X-Box Binding Protein 1 (XBP1) as a key transcription factor responsible for PRKAR2B expression in PCa. Importantly, miR-200b-3p/200c-3p or XBP1...