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Risk for secondary cancers after first-line radiation therapy for prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am There is a recognized risk for development of secondary primary cancers (SPCs) after first-line treatment with radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. However, a new article suggests that newer forms of radiation therapy may have noticeably reduced that risk. Huang et al. reviewed data from a cohort of 2,120 patients t ... Read on »
Medicare advisors discuss radiation therapy for prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 12:00am Reuters has published a summary report on the discussions of a Medicare advisory panel (MedCAC) held yesterday to address the value of different types of radiation therapy in the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer. The Reuters report can be accessed if you click here . The bottom line appears to be a general consensus ... Read on »
Decline in sexual function after radiation therapy for prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 12:00am A newly published report suggests that sexual function does indeed decline after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer — but only over the first 2 years post-treatment. Siglin et al. conducted a prospective trial in a cohort of 143 men to clarify the rate and timing of erectile dysfunction ... Read on »
New potential for Prostate Cance ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:19pm New potential for Prostate Cancer for those where radiation therapy has failed...BD  USHIFU, the clinical trial management provider for Focus Surgery, In c. (Indianapolis, IN), is pleased to announce conditional written approval pending minor changes to the protocol from the FDA to begin a pivotal trial for the treatment of recurrent pros ... Read on »
When journalists define the “gold standard” for prostate cancer treatment by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 12:00am Reports occur in the media on a regular basis in which journalists talk about their personal experiences in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. These reports can be misleading because, like most prostate cancer patients, these journalists have limited experience (if any) as medical reporters, and they don’t always kn ... Read on »
Laws Don't Curb Pricey Prostate Cancer Treatments by Medline Plus Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 4:54pm Laws meant to prevent the overuse of expensive healthcare services don't stop doctors from using pricey prostate cancer treatments, according to two new studies. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Prostate Cancer , Radiation Therapy , Surgery Read on »
Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer? by Medline Plus Posted Thu 24 Oct 2013 12:00pm Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations , Prostate Cancer , Radiation Therapy Read on »
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer Yields Fewer Side Effects Than Other Radiation Treatments by Medline Plus Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 7:21am Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Related MedlinePlus Page: Prostate Cancer Read on »
No Fewer Side Effects for Prostate Proton Therapy by Medline Plus Posted Thu 27 Dec 2012 2:31pm An expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment known as proton beam therapy has just as many side effects as a more common and cheaper radiation method, according to a new study. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Prostate Cancer , Radiation Therapy Read on »
New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients by Medline Plus Posted Wed 17 Jul 2013 5:00pm Study found Xofigo also improved quality of life for those whose cancer had spread to the bones Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health , Prostate Cancer , Radiation Therapy Read on »