Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer

Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment (April 21, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand proton therapy. Your goal, after all, is not to understand sub-atomic... Continue Reading

Xtandi® Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer (February 22, 2016)

The agent Xtandi® (enzalutamide) improves survival and reduces the time to cancer progression compared to Casodex® (bicalutamide) among men with prostate cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapy... Continue Reading

Gene-Targeted Drug Can Treat Prostate Cancer (October 29, 2015)

According to an international consortium of researchers led by experts at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden, a pioneering drug developed to treat women with inherited cancers... Continue Reading

Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer (August 17, 2015)

Newly diagnosed patients with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained a dramatic survival benefit when started on two drugs simultaneously, rather than delaying the second drug until the cancer... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer in the News: Research, Treatment-Decision Making, & Promising New Therapies (January 29, 2015)

CancerConnect prostate cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to prostate cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates... Continue Reading

Radiation Plus Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Prolongs Survival for Older Men With Prostate Cancer (January 20, 2015)

According to the results of a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the addition of radiation treatment to treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in older men with locally... Continue Reading

Oncotype DX® Predicts Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients, Significantly Changes Treatment Recommendations (December 10, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Genomic Health, Inc. today announced results from two studies of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test demonstrating its value in low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer to enable... Continue Reading

New Survey Reveals that Prostate Cancer Impacts Sex Lives More than Any Other Aspect of Patients’ Lives (September 11, 2014)

Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – A recent survey conducted by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. aimed to uncover the impact of prostate cancer on patients, their... Continue Reading

September Brings Awareness to Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of prostate cancer programs for national prostate cancer awareness month.  Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed... Continue Reading

Combination Hormone Therapy Appears Safe and Effective in Reducing Testosterone in Metastatic Prostate Cancer (June 18, 2014)

In a study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting, researchers reported that the use of two hormone blocking agents—Xtandi® (enzalutamide) and Zytiga® (abiraterone)—appeared... Continue Reading

High Incidence of Many Complications after Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 27, 2014)

Men who undergo surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer may face a variety of complications in addition to incontinence and erectile dysfunction—including high rates of hospitalization, urologic... Continue Reading

Metformin May Improve Survival in Diabetic Men with Prostate Cancer (September 4, 2013)

Diabetic men with prostate cancer lived significantly longer and were significantly less likely to die of prostate cancer when treated with metformin, an insulin-lowering drug, according to the results... Continue Reading

ASTRO and AUA Issue Joint Guideline for Radiation After Prostate Surgery (June 18, 2013)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued a joint guideline regarding the use of radiation therapy after prostatectomy. It marks the... Continue Reading

Genomic Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment (May 13, 2013)

A new genomic test—the Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test—measures the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and may help scores of men choose between immediate treatment or active surveillance. The test... Continue Reading

Early Radiation Improves Prostate Cancer Survival (March 7, 2013)

Immediate radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy resulted in a 50 percent increase in long-term biochemical progression-free survival (bNED) in men with locally advanced prostate cancer, according... Continue Reading

No Difference in Toxicity Between Proton Therapy and IMRT for Prostate Cancer (January 28, 2013)

Proton therapy does not reduce toxicity compared with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in men with prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Web Chat with Dr. Shore on Managing Side Effects and Maximizing Health During & After Prostate Cancer Treatment (November 26, 2012)

Managing Side Effects and Maximizing Health During & After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Web Chat with Neal D. Shore, MD Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, is the medical director of the Carolina Urologic Research... Continue Reading

Viagra Improves Sexual Function after Radiation for Prostate Cancer (November 15, 2012)

Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) administered before, during, and after radiation therapy improved overall sexual function in prostate cancer patients, according to the results of a study presented at the... Continue Reading

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