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Active surveillance (AS) has been widely accepted as a first-line management approach in men with low-risk prostate cancer. While AS provides an avenue to reduce risk of overtreatment without compromising oncological safety, there remains a lack of consensus on the optimal approach to monitoring. An ideal surveillance strategy would be one that minimizes invasive testing such as prostate biopsy without conceding adverse oncologic outcomes. Thus, several studies have sought to identify men at higher risk of reclassification so as to more carefully select when biopsy is truly necessary.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionsWe obtained health utility and HRQoL scores of Japanese PC patients stratified by disease progression in detail. Our results will be useful for establishing cost-effectiveness analyses in Japanese PC settings.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Adam W. Glaser
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The phase III PROSELICA trial showed that cabazitaxel 20 mg/m2 (C20) was not inferior and better tolerated compared to cabazitaxel 25 mg/m2 (C25) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who had progressed during or after docetaxel. Here, we report on a real-world retrospective analysis concerning the safety and the activity of C20 schedule in patients with mCRPC treated at our Institution. We identified 35 patients with mCRPC who received C20 as baseline dose treatment because they were frail or experienced serious toxicities to previous treatments. Adverse events assessment was performed a...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Clinical Papers Source Type: research
Authors: Cheung PK, Ma MH, Tse HF, Yeung KF, Tsang HF, Chu MKM, Kan CM, Cho WCS, Ng LBW, Chan LWC, Wong SCC Abstract Introduction: Metabolomics, the study of metabolites, is a promising research field for cancers. The metabolic pathway in a tumor cell is different from a normal tissue cell. There are two approaches to study the metabolism, targeted and untargeted. The general approach is that metabolomic data are interpreted by bioinformatics tools correlating with metabolomic databases to obtain significant findings. With the use of specific analysis tools, such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectro...
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of LipidsAuthor(s): Hudson W. Coates, Ngee Kiat Chua, Andrew J. BrownAbstractCholesterol accumulation is a hallmark of prostate cancer (PCa) enabled by upregulation of its synthesis, which presents a potential therapeutic target. This pathway is suppressed by the E3 ubiquitin ligase membrane-associated RING-CH-type finger 6 (MARCH6); however, little is known of MARCH6 regulation, particularly at the transcriptional level. Here, we consulted large transcriptomic PCa datasets to investigate transcription ...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine whether osteoarthritis had an impact on outcomes of prostate cancer including death, local recurrence and/or metastasis and to determine whether cartilage oligomeric matrix protein was involved. We performed a retrospective case-control study of patients with prostate cancer with and without the diagnosis of osteoarthritis and completed immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis of prostate (n=20) and lymph node (n=7) surgical specimens. We evaluated death, local recurrence and metastatic disease by various IHC biomarkers including prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), cartilage o...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: For studies and assessments requiring face-to-face contact, telehealth is clearly a feasible option for improving research representativeness and access for individuals residing in rural areas. Future research should make use of telehealth services, to give a voice to rural individuals who are too often left out. PMID: 31412701 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
Contributors : Wang Liang ; Xiao FankaiSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensA prostate cancer risk single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs13426236, is significantly associated with melanophilin (MLPH) expression. To functionally characterize role of the rs13426236 in prostate cancer, we first performed splicing-specific expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) analysis and refined the significant association of rs13426236 allele G with an increased expression of MLPH splicing variant 4 (V4) (P= 7.61E-5) but not other protein-coding variants (V1-V3) (P>0.05). We then pe...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Discussion PSMA PET-CT imaging may have a substantial impact on clinical management in prostate cancer patients at the time of initial staging or with biochemical failure; yet this modality does not appear useful in the management of patients with known metastatic disease.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion Our results demonstrated that Fluciclovine PET/CT detected more bone metastases than bone scan. Importantly, there were no lesions identified by bone scan that was missed by Fluciclovine PET/CT. With the extra capacity of detecting soft tissue metastasis in PET/CT, Fluciclovine PET/CT may render bone scan unnecessary to investigate metastatic prostate cancer.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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