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Latest low-risk prostate cancer Stories

2014-07-15 14:06:51

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Wide variations seen in up-front therapy versus active surveillance New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is shedding light on the important role a diagnosing urologist plays in whether older men with low-risk prostate cancer receive treatment for their disease, and if so, the type of treatment they receive as a result. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, sought to examine why active...

2013-01-07 10:06:25

Surgery ranks as the most cost-effective type of treatment, according to UCSF-led study The most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness is reported this week by a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Appearing in the British Journal of Urology International, the work analyzed 232 papers published in the last...

2011-10-24 09:22:43

The prostate-specific antigen test, commonly known as the PSA test, is valuable in predicting which men should have biopsies and which are likely to be diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings were released today during a meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (http://www.ncsaua.org/default.aspx) in Rancho Mirage, Calif. "The decision to use the PSA test is best made by the patient, in consultation with his...

2010-12-03 07:14:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The initial treatment strategy, active surveillance, for 65 year old men with low-risk prostate cancer showed a higher quality of life when compared to an initial treatment like radical prostatectomy. The highest quality of life was very dependent on individual patient preferences for surveillance or treatment, according to this study. In 2009, 192,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. Of these men, 70 percent will have been classified...

2010-11-30 22:12:39

In a study that compared initial treatment strategies for low-risk prostate cancer among men 65 years old, active surveillance showed higher measures on quality of life compared to an initial treatment such as radical prostatectomy, although the optimal strategy was highly dependent on individual patient preferences for surveillance or treatment, according to a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. In 2009, 192,000 men were diagnosed as having prostate cancer in the United States. Of these...

2010-06-20 08:49:27

Active surveillance or watchful waiting might be sufficient treatment for patients with prostate cancer that has a low risk of progression, according to a new study published online June 18 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Treatment of localized prostate cancer is controversial because, for some, this disease will not progress during their life time, and treatment may incur serious and long-lasting side effects. An increasingly popular option is active surveillance, or...

2010-01-05 16:14:43

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review summary incorporates findings from 3 separate appraisals of 6 treatment options A comprehensive appraisal of the management and treatment options for low-risk prostate cancer found that the rates of survival and tumor recurrence are similar among the most common treatment approaches, although costs can vary considerably. The report was prepared by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a leader in comparative effectiveness research...

2006-03-14 13:22:59

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer may safely wait up to six months before starting treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 895 men with so-called low-risk prostate cancer, those who waited up to six months before undergoing surgery to remove the prostate had no increased risk of disease recurrence. There was, however, evidence that men who waited longer than six months were more likely to show "biological...


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