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2013-06-26 12:59:24

Use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and robotic prostatectomy, has increased among men with low-risk disease, high risk of noncancer mortality, or both, a population of patients who are unlikely to benefit from these treatments, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA. "Prostate cancer is a common and expensive disease in the United States. In part because of the untoward morbidity of traditional radiation and...

2013-06-18 10:28:32

Study suggests low-risk patients can forgo immediate treatment Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Writing in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors said their statistical...

2013-05-10 23:02:20

New Green Light XPS laser treatment for prostate problems is now an option at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. This new treatment is faster and more efficient than earlier options. SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 A new laser treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) called Green Light XPS is being performed at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. There is little bleeding associated with the treatment, so even men taking blood thinners are...

2013-05-06 20:31:13

The volume of cases performed at an institution each year has a direct effect on the outcome of surgical procedures, and should always be considered when looking at the benefits of a technique, according to a team of researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Those conclusions will be presented May 5 at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego. The starting point of the study was the rapid increase in the use of surgical robots to assist in radical...


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