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URO TODAY: Prostatectomy gives a far better survival rate for prostate cancer than radiation or hormone therapy, a new study found. READ MORE>

Prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer was associated with a significant and substantial reduction in mortality relative to radiation therapy and androgen-deprivation monotherapy.

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JULY 6: NURSING TIMES.NET: UK research that found reasonably favourable results from high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment in 172 men with localised prostate cancer (cancer that had not spread) looks promising, but long-term studies are needed. READ MORE>

Current UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance advises that the evidence supports the safety and efficacy of HIFU for prostate cancer, provided that monitoring, audit and clinical governance of any procedures are carried out.

It advises that longer-term effects on survival and quality of life are unknown, and that doctors should therefore ensure that patients understand these uncertainties and the alternative treatment options.

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JUNE 14: INSCIENCES: Prostate cancer patients and their doctors will have a better way of gauging long-term risks and pinpointing high risk cases with a new prostate cancer risk assessment test developed by a University of California San Francisco team. UCSF says the test proved accurate in predicting bone metastasis, prostate cancer-specific mortality, and all-cause mortality when localised prostate cancer is first diagnosed. The test is known as the UCSF Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment, or CAPRA. READ MORE>

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MAY 28: HULIQ NEWS: The majority of men who receive one of the standard treatments for localised prostate cancer – surgery or radiation therapy – have an excellent outcome. But for the small group whose prostate cancer returns, a new study offers insight as to why treatment isn’t effective.  READ MORE>

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THINKING MADE EASY.COM: External beam radiation has proven successful in the treatment of localised prostate cancer and is associated with a success rate comparable to surgery. READ MORE>

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