Prostate Cancer

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

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Men who take phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors after radical prostatectomy are more likely to experience biochemical recurrence of disease.

Smoking History Important for Prostate Cancer Survival

Smoking History Important for Prostate Cancer Survival

Former, as well as current, smokers saw higher risk for radiation treatment-related urinary side effects.

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Spots More Aggressive Tumors

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Spots More Aggressive Tumors

Magnetic resonance imaging technology with ultrasound found 30% more high-risk prostate cancers and 17% fewer low-risk cancers.

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

In community practice, overall rate of compliance with AUA Best Practices is less than 60 percent

Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

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Potency was observed in 51% of unilateral surgery patients and 71% of bilateral surgery patients who received oral therapy.

Study Hints At a Better Way to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain

Study Hints At a Better Way to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain

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Patients reported significantly less pain with pelvic plexus block than conventional periprostatic block.

PCa Family History Screening May Decrease Mortality

PCa Family History Screening May Decrease Mortality

In men with a positive family history of prostate cancer, screening correlated with a trend toward decreased prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Addressing Prostate Cancer Patient Concerns

Addressing Prostate Cancer Patient Concerns

Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer.

VA Study Reveals No Race Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

VA Study Reveals No Race Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

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African-American and Caucasian men have similar tumor burden, treatment choices, and survival.

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

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Nerve-sparing surgery by robot-assisted laparoscopy was associated with a 2.4 times increased odds of regaining potency versus open surgery

Bipolar Androgen Therapy Helps Hormone Therapy-resistant PCa

Bipolar Androgen Therapy Helps Hormone Therapy-resistant PCa

Small study suggests alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer for prostate cancer patients.

More Vegetables, Less Alcohol for Prostate Cancer Prevention

More Vegetables, Less Alcohol for Prostate Cancer Prevention

Research supports recent guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle.

ADT-RT Combo Offers Better Outcomes

ADT-RT Combo Offers Better Outcomes

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Longer cancer-specific and overall survival seen in older men with locally advanced or high-risk PCa

Music Found to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

Music Found to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

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Classical music played during the procedure also improved satisfaction and willingness to undergo a repeat biopsy.

Targeted MR-TRUS Prostate Biopsy Accurate

Targeted MR-TRUS Prostate Biopsy Accurate

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Magnetic resonance-transrectal ultrasound image fusion correctly identified index tumor locations in 95% of cases.

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer-Related Nausea, More

Medical marijuana may be beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain and weight loss, but more research is needed to determine potential harms.

Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

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Patients with these tumors should be counseled appropriately and offered treatment options for intermediate-risk disease.

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

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PSA doubling time of 6 months or less and seminal vesicle invasion were significant predictors of biochemical recurrence.

Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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In a study, the treatment was used in men who experienced prostate cancer recurrence after primary radiotherapy.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

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A study of 4,803 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy had long-term outcomes on par with other surgical approaches.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

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Long-term testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men is safe, an observational study suggests. New cases of prostate cancer were lower than expected.

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

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Most men aged 66 to 79 years receive aggressive treatment even though their life expectancy is less than 10 years.

Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

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For Caucasian males, a complete family history of prostate cancer among close and distant relatives may gauge personal risk with greater accuracy.

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

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For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.

Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

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New study examined the effect of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2012 recommendation against routine PSA screening.

'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Prostate cancer (PCa) patients who have the Endo180 protein present in their tumors tend to have a more aggressive form of the disease.

Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Obese men are at a greater risk of developing more advanced forms of prostate cancer (PCa).

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

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Dual use of both drugs significantly reduced the risk of biochemical prostate cancer recurrence after radical surgery.

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