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Prostate Cancer

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SurveillanceTrends-ProstateCancer-Feature

Active Surveillance Trends for Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each

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AACR-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AACR 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AACR 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 16 to 20 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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Wanted-Older-Adults-Cancer-Trials-Feature

CME – Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Wanted-Older-Adults-Cancer-Trials-Feature

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Guidelines-MCR-Prostate-Cancer-Feature

CME: Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among North American men, with more than 33,000 dying from the disease in

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Guidelines-MCR-Prostate-Cancer-Feature

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among North American men, with more than 33,000 dying from the disease in

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AACR-2015-Feature

AACR 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AACR 2015, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight some

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Enhancing Care With Robotic Prostatectomy | Opinion Article

During the last decade, the number of robot-assisted prostatectomies performed in the United States has risen steadily throughout the country. Several factors have led to more complex

Bruce Davis
Bruce Davis

Cancer Care as a Business Decision | Medical Blog

Once again, this was a business decision dressed up to look like innovative care and backed up by BigHealth’s dominant market share.

ACS 2014: Assessing Online Sources on Prostate Cancer Screening | Medical Blog

The Particulars: Data indicate that patients are increasingly using the internet to obtain health-related information. In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released recommendations

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Poor-Surgical-Practice-Feature

Reducing Poor Surgical Oncology Practices | Feature

Many of the tests and procedures commonly performed in surgical oncology are not always necessary. Experts have released new recommendations to support conversations between physicians and patients on care that is truly necessary.

ASCO 2014: Second Malignancies After Prostate Cancer Treatment | Feature

The Particulars: Studies have shown that the10-year survival rates are high for men with prostate cancer, but these individuals may be at risk for second primary malignancies

ASCO 2014: Assessing Prostate Cancer Incidence Rates | Feature

The Particulars: It has been hypothesized that greater use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing to detect prostate cancer early has led to higher incidence rates of

ASCO 2014: Perceptions on Novel Prostate Cancer Technology | Feature

The Particulars: The use of robotic surgery and proton beam therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer has grown rapidly in recent years, but evidence about the

ASCO 2014: Improving Prostate Cancer Screening | Feature

The Particulars: Measuring prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been shown to be an effective way to screen for prostate cancer. However, to prevent a single prostate cancer-related mortality,

AUA 2014: Comparing the Efficacy of Prostatectomy Approaches | Feature

The Particulars: Prior studies have not definitively shown that robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) helps improve cancer control and patient outcomes. Conducting a comparative effectiveness analysis of RARP

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Radiation-Prostatectomy-Thumb

Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy | Opinion Article

Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common primary treatment for localized prostate cancer. For most men, the surgery will cure the disease, but up to one-third of

PSA Screening: More Harm Than Good | News Brief

A new analysis presented at the European Cancer Conference 2013 adds fuel to the ongoing debate over whether routine prostate cancer screening reduces prostate cancer mortality. Overall,

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Functional Outcomes After Treatment for Prostate Cancer | Feature

Understanding the risk for and timing of the side effects associated with prostatectomy and radiotherapy may help decision-making processes after men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Assessing Alzheimer’s Mortality | Feature

A report from the Alzheimer’s Association has found that deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have risen substantially since 2000.

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