10-year cumulative incidence of biochemical and/or clinical disease failure no different with C-, H-IMRT.
An understanding of the tumor methylome can provide information on gene regulation in different cancers.
MRI-guided confirmatory prostate biopsies more accurately detects grade progression among men on active surveillance for prostate cancer compared with TRUS-guided systematic biopsies alone.
Two studies show decreases in incidence and death rates, but variation by sex, race/ethnicity, age.
In a small study, pancytopenia induced by radium-223—which is used to treat bone metastases in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer— developed more frequently reported in the pivotal phase 3 trial of the drug.
In a double-blinded study, rates of hyponatremia, hypo-osmolality, and hypothermia did not differ significantly between groups receiving water vs saline irrigation for uncomplicated ureteroscopy.
In a meta-analysis, stone-free rates were higher after percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde intrarenal surgery than after shock wave lithotripsy for 1 to 2 cm lower pole stones.
The authors of new review say the results of the JCOG0401 trial suggest that standard hormonal therapy alone vs salvage radiotherapy is not an appropriate management strategy for recurrence after radical prostatectomy.
Although some patients with cancer are at higher risk of developing severe disease should they become infected, these experts suggest the precautions being given to the general population are sufficient — at least for now.
Research into opioid alternatives for cancer-related pain has stalled, however substance use disorders remain problematic.