Radiotherapy

Urologist Ownership of IMRT Linked to Its Greater Use for PCa

Urologist Ownership of IMRT Linked to Its Greater Use for PCa

By

Patients are more likely to receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy if they are managed by urology practices with an ownership interest in the modality, study finds.

Bladder Preservation Therapy Linked With Reduced Survival in MIBC

Bladder Preservation Therapy Linked With Reduced Survival in MIBC

By

Radical cystectomy is associated with better survival, but findings suggest BPT may produce acceptable oncologic outcomes in appropriately selected patients.

Positive Lymph Node Prostate Cancer Care Patterns Characterized

Positive Lymph Node Prostate Cancer Care Patterns Characterized

By

63% of patients were managed initially with observation.

Post-RP Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Men With Elevated PSA

Post-RP Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Men With Elevated PSA

By

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients with persistently elevated PSA after radical surgery improved survival only among those with worse pathologic characteristics.

Surgery May Offer Better Survival for Younger Men With High-risk PCa

Surgery May Offer Better Survival for Younger Men With High-risk PCa

By

Younger patients who chose surgery vs radiation for initial treatment had a 48% survival advantage.

Single Radiation Dose Can Ease Spinal Cord Compression

Single Radiation Dose Can Ease Spinal Cord Compression

By

New findings establish single-dose radiotherapy as the standard of care for metastatic spinal canal compression, at least for patients with a short life expectancy, researcher says.

Diminished QOL Reported More Than 10 Years After PCa Treatment

Diminished QOL Reported More Than 10 Years After PCa Treatment

By

Urinary incontinence and diminished sexual function were common after a median follow-up of nearly 15 years, study finds.

Yoga May Relieve Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Radiation Tx

Yoga May Relieve Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Radiation Tx

Men who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those in the comparison group.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Prolongs Survival

Prostate Cancer Treatment Prolongs Survival

By

Study compared PCa patients who underwent surgery or radiation treatment with a matched group of non-cancer controls.

Radiation Therapy Reduces Pain From Bone Metastases

Radiation Therapy Reduces Pain From Bone Metastases

A single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose for bone metastases should be offered to all patients, even those with poor survival.

PCa Salvage Radiation Plus Anti-Androgen Therapy Improves Outcomes

PCa Salvage Radiation Plus Anti-Androgen Therapy Improves Outcomes

By

Combined treatment for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy results in decreased long-term all-cause and cancer-specific mortality.

Survival Benefit Linked With Adjuvant RT+ADT in Lymph Node + PCa

Survival Benefit Linked With Adjuvant RT+ADT in Lymph Node + PCa

Radiation treatment plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radical prostatectomy was associated with an overall survival benefit.

Adjuvant RT+ADT Linked With Survival Advantage in Lymph Node Positive PCa

Adjuvant RT+ADT Linked With Survival Advantage in Lymph Node Positive PCa

Radiation treatment plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radical prostatectomy was associated with an overall survival benefit.

Racial Disparities Found in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Racial Disparities Found in Prostate Cancer Treatment

By

Within each D'Amico risk category, African-American and Hispanic prostate cancer patients were less likely to receive definitive treatment than white patients.

No Survival Benefit for EBT With Brachytherapy in Intermediate PCa

No Survival Benefit for EBT With Brachytherapy in Intermediate PCa

Addition of external beam therapy doesn't improve 5-year progression-free survival in prostate cancet

10-Year Mortality for Localized PCa Does Not Differ by Treatment Choice

10-Year Mortality for Localized PCa Does Not Differ by Treatment Choice

Ten-year mortality rates of prostate cancer are low, regardless of whether patients are treated with radiotherapy, surgery, or undergo only active surveillance.

Treatment-Related Hospitalizations Similar for PCa Surgery, Radiation

Treatment-Related Hospitalizations Similar for PCa Surgery, Radiation

By

The odds were 16% lower for men who underwent external beam radiotherapy/intensity modulated radiation therapy, however.

Radical Local Therapy Offers Mortality Benefit in Very High-Risk PCa

Radical Local Therapy Offers Mortality Benefit in Very High-Risk PCa

By

Prostatectomy and radiotherapy with or without ADT reduced prostate cancer-specific and all-cause mortality rates.

Australian Docs Less Favorable to Post-RP Adjuvant Radiation Therapy

Australian Docs Less Favorable to Post-RP Adjuvant Radiation Therapy

Urologists in Australia less favorable toward adjuvant radiotherapy in 2015 vs 2012.

Hypofractionated RT Noninferior for Localized Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated RT Noninferior for Localized Prostate Cancer

For localized prostate cancer patients, hypofractionated radiation therapy at a dose of 60 Gy in fractions is effective.

Robotic vs Open Prostatectomy Provides Early Benefits for pT2

Robotic vs Open Prostatectomy Provides Early Benefits for pT2

Reduced risk of positive surgical margins versus open prostatectomy for patients with pT2 disease only.

ADT Plus Radiation Improves Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

ADT Plus Radiation Improves Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Superior median, 5-year OS for prostate RT plus ADT versus ADT alone in propensity score analyses.

New Study Supports Use of Trimodal Therapy for MIBC

New Study Supports Use of Trimodal Therapy for MIBC

By

Researchers find no difference in 5-year disease-specific survival between multi-disciplinary bladder-sparing approach and radical cystectomy.

Visceral Fat Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Visceral Fat Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes

By

Greater visceral adipose tissue volume and density are associated with a lower the risk of biochemical recurrence.

Cardiac Event Risk in PCa Patients Higher After Radiation Than Surgery

Cardiac Event Risk in PCa Patients Higher After Radiation Than Surgery

By

Radiation therapy also is associated with a greater likelihood of fractures.

Factors Affecting Post-Brachytherapy Urinary Incontinence Type ID'd

Factors Affecting Post-Brachytherapy Urinary Incontinence Type ID'd

By

TURP and EBRT after seed implantation are associated with development of urge urinary incontinence.

Local Therapy Benefits Some Metastatic PCa Patients

Local Therapy Benefits Some Metastatic PCa Patients

By

Patients with a relatively low tumor risk and good general health status appear to experience the best survival.

Salvage Radical Prostatectomy Offers Good Long-Term Outcomes

Salvage Radical Prostatectomy Offers Good Long-Term Outcomes

By

Minimally invasive surgery is associated with a lower incidence of bladder neck contracture.

Higher Radiation Dose Key to Better Brachytherapy Outcomes

Higher Radiation Dose Key to Better Brachytherapy Outcomes

By

A biologic effective dose less than 170 Gy2 is associated with a 2-fold increase risk dying from prostate cancer versus higher doses.

Erectile Function Recovery Better With Delayed Radiotherapy After RP

Erectile Function Recovery Better With Delayed Radiotherapy After RP

By

The chances of erectile function recovery improved when patients received radiation treatment more than 16 months after surgery.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters