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URO TODAY: An international group of geriatric oncology specialists has drawn up new guidelines for the treatment of elderly patients with cancer. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: An experiment that combines a standard advanced prostate cancer drug treatment with a vaccine to assist the immune system has just begun in the US. READ MORE>

Looking to harness the body’s own immune system to target prostate cancer that has spread to the bones (metastatic) and is unresponsive to standard treatment, investigators have just launched a clinical trial combining vaccine and radiation drug therapy.

The goal is to see if disease progression will be further delayed by adding two different experimental injections to the standard treatment.

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PHYSORG.COM: US scientists are developing a prostate cancer treatment that uses a chemical on tumour cells that, when exposed to a certain type of light, prompts the cells to die and disappear with minimal side effects. READ MORE>

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AFP: A combination of radiation therapy and hormone treatment can cut by 43 percent the risk of death in men suffering from locally advanced or high-risk prostate cancer, according to research presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. READ MORE>

It showed that adding radiation therapy to androgen deprivation therapy produced significant benefits for the cancer patients.

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URO TODAY: More than two-thirds of men who have radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer end up with a shorter penis – but apparently it’s not a big issue for most, according to new Canadian research. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Radiation dose delivered to the prostate and nearby organs in every brachytherapy procedure should be carefully analysed using post-implant CT or MRI and uniformly documented in every patient, according to new brachytherapy guidelines just issued in the US. READ MORE>

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REUTERS: Hypo-fractionated radiation treatment – a newer type of radiation treatment that delivers higher doses of radiation in fewer treatments than conventional radiation therapy – is significantly more effective in stopping prostate cancer from growing in high risk patients. READ MORE>

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SCIENCE DAILY: The size and shape of the blood vessels visible within a prostate cancer tumour may be a useful clue to how the cancer will behave and how it needs to be treated. READ MORE>

A diagnosis of prostate cancer raises the question for patients and their physicians as to how the tumour will behave.

Will it grow quickly and aggressively and require continuous treatment, or slowly, allowing therapy and its risks to be safely delayed?

The answer may lie in the size and shape of the blood vessels that are visible within the cancer.

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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY:  Radiation therapy alone can reduce prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels below detectable amounts in prostate cancer patients, the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology has heard. READ MORE>

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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: Long-awaited advanced prostate cancer drug Provenge is a step closer to being available with news the manufacturing company has completed its full application to the FDA. READ MORE>


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