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News tagged ‘ProstateCancer’ clear

  • Dr. Steven Chang led a study showing robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost.

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  • An editorial written by physicians at Dana-Farber supports a study showing there is no compelling evidence to justify using testosterone suppression therapy on men with early-stage prostate cancer.

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  • Dr. Paul L. Nguyen led a study showing prostate cancer patients with health insurance are less likely to have metastatic disease or die from the cancer than those without health insurance.

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  • Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin commented on a study showing that lung, liver, and other gut metastases are associated with the poorest survival in advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer.

     

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  • Dr. Christopher Sweeney led a study that found men given chemotherapy early in their treatment for advanced prostate cancer lived longer than those who did not get early chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, ProstateCancer

  • A study led by Dr. Julia Hayes suggests two types of observation are safe, and often cost-saving alternatives to treating low-risk prostate cancer with immediate surgery or radiation.

Tags: BasicResearch, ProstateCancer

  • Research led by Dr. Julia Hayes found that many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose observation instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have a better quality of life while reducing health care costs.

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  • A study led by Dr. Julia Hayes shows watching and routinely examining men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer is more effective and cheaper than sending them to surgery or radiation right away.

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  • Several studies published in Nature have identified 74 new genetic risk factors associated with three major cancers: breast, ovarian, and prostate. Dr. Philip Kantoff said it is unclear what this means for patients clinically, but the hope is that it will lead to more sophisticated screening and treatment strategies.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, ProstateCancer, Genetics, GynecologicCancers

  • Dr. Gabriel Brooks commented on a new study showing Medicare spending for patients with advanced cancer is not linked to differences in survival.

Tags: BreastCancer, ColonCancer, LungCancer, PancreaticCancer, ProstateCancer, Survivorship

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