Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe significant association between both objective and subjective FT and HRQoL highlights the importance of reducing FT among urologic cancer patients. Subjective FT was found to have a greater negative impact on HRQoL.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: CCIC is an effective means of treating refractory bladder neck contractures and/or urinary incontinence. While morbidity rates are high, subjective patient satisfaction is high. PMID: 32065865 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
Abstract Bladder neck stenosis (BNS) after simple prostatectomy and vesicourethral anastomosis stenosis (VUAS) after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer are common sequelae. However, the two entities differ in their pathology, anatomy and their surgical results. VUAS has an incidence of 0.2-28%. Commonly, VUAS occurs within the first 2 years after surgery. Initial therapy should be performed endourologically: dilatation, (laser) incision or resection. After three unsuccessful treatment attempts, open reconstruction should be considered. Different surgical approaches (abdominal, perineal, abdominoperinea...
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
ConclusionUrethrovesical anastomotic leaks are commonly seen after radical prostatectomy. Although most cases are self-limited; others can be managed by various minimally-invasive procedures, diverting urine away from the anastomosis, giving it a chance to properly heal.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Claps F, Pavan N, Umari P, Rizzo M, Barbone F, Giangreco M, Liguori G, Mir CM, Bussani R, Trombetta C Abstract BACKGROUND: To analyze the incidence, preoperative findings, pathological features and prognosis in patients with incidental prostate cancer (iPCa) detected at radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BCa). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of patients who underwent RC for BCa at our Institution between January 2005 and March 2018. Data regarding patient's history, preoperative digital rectal examination (DRE), total serum PSA level were collected from the chart review. Univariable ...
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Ana Margarida Abrantes, Ana Salomé Pires, Lúcia Monteiro, Ricardo Teixo, Ana Rita Neves, Nuno Tiago Tavares, Inês Alexandra Marques, Maria Filomena BotelhoAbstractCarcinogenesis is a complex multistep process, characterized by changes at different levels, both genetic and epigenetic, which alter cell metabolism. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a very sensitive image modality that allows to evaluate oncometabolism. PET functionalities are immense, since by labelling a...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
The objective  was to describe our step-by-step technique for robot-assisted orthotopic “W” ileal neobladder (INB) for urinary diversion following radical cystectomy for oncological purpose, and to report the outcomes of this technique for the first six male patients treated at our center. Patients underwe nt robot-assisted radical cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer and had a “W” ileal neaobladder as urinary diversion. Our surgical technique is described step by step and video illustrated. Patients and operative data were collected and reported. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index C...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study of prostate cancer incidence in US counties with low levels of arsenic in their well-water arsenic levels finds a j-shaped model with decreasing risk at very low levels and increasing risk at higher levels.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Acute urinary retention (AUR) is associated with hormone imbalance in men. However, limited studies focused on exploring the complications of AUR in patients with prostate cancer (PC) who receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Therefore, we aim to evaluate the subsequent risk of AUR in ADT-treated PC patients. We collected data from 24,464 male patients who were newly diagnosed with prostate malignancy from a longitudinal health insurance database of catastrophic illness in 2000 to 2008. All PC patients were categorized into 2 cohorts, namely, ADT cohort and non-ADT cohort, based on whether or not the patient receives...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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