Tag: Prostate Cancer

  • Surgery Offers Prostate Cancer Patients Better Survival Odds

    Prostate cancer patients with clinically localized tumors are more likely to die if they undergo radiotherapy rather than radical prostatectomy. Radiotherapy for clinically-localized prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increased risk of overall and PCa-specific mortality compared with radical prostatectomy, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis. Dr. Nam’s group stated that, to […]

  • Exercise Training May Delay PCa Progression – Renal and Urology News

    PSA doubling time, a marker of cancer progression, increased from 28 to 76 months in prostate cancer patients performing exercise training. “The exercise intervention resulted in marked physiological adaptations that aided weight regulation and increased fitness levels,” Dr. Hojman told Renal & Urology News. “PSA doubling time correlated with improved fitness, but not with weight loss. […]

  • Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer – Renal and Urology News

    A range of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns are being studied for prostate cancer prevention or treatment, according to a 2015 research review. Source: Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer – Renal and Urology News While the ideal diet prescription has yet to be determined, the investigators suggest counseling men with these tips, in line […]

  • Lower PSA Predicts Favorable Salvage Radiotherapy Outcomes – Renal and Urology News

    The overall median follow-up was 63.5 months. The 5-year BCR-free survival rate was 58.2% for the cohort overall and 76.2% for the 118 patients 55.7% who had early salvage RT, defined as RT started when the PSA level was 0.5 ng/mL or less, the investigators reported online in PLoS One via Lower PSA Predicts Favorable […]

  • Robotic surgery on 30 Medical Minutes

    Dr. Savatta has been performing urologic surgery since 1997. He started performing robotic surgery for prostate cancer in 2004 and then progressed from laparoscopic and open surgery to robotic surgery for most of his urologic surgery. He was honored to be a guest on 30 Medical Minutes to describe and demonstrate robotic surgery.

  • Dr. Krieger and Dr. Savatta discuss prostate cancer and PSA screening

    In June of 2013 I joined my partner and president of UGNJ, Alan Krieger, MD to educate the public about prostate cancer. Recently a governmental agency recommended against prostate cancer screening with PSA without recommending a replacement for PSA. We had a thorough discussion about the need to screen for prostate cancer and what men […]

  • Pivotal data on radium in PCa published in NEJM | Urology Times

    “The publication of the ALSYMPCA data in the New England Journal of Medicine is important, as it will provide physicians with comprehensive data on this recently approved treatment that has demonstrated overall survival in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease,” explained North American principal investigator Oliver Sartor, […]

  • Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Hikes Risk of Second Cancers – Renal and Urology News

    A total of 570 patients were diagnosed with second cancers. The rate of second cancers was 15.5/1,000 person-years in radiotherapy recipients compared with 11.4/1,000 person-years in those not treated with radiation, a difference that translated into a 25% increased relative risk of second cancers in radiotherapy recipients. Compared with men not treated with radiation, those […]

  • Shared decision-making uncommon for PSA tests | Reuters

    They found 64 percent of those men had not discussed the pluses and minuses of PSA tests with their doctors, or the scientific uncertainty of their effect. Of the rest, about half had talked only about the advantages of screening. About 44 percent of study participants hadn’t been screened for prostate cancer in the past […]

  • First Man Has Prostatectomy Because of BRCA Gene Mutation

    The man who underwent the surgery is described as a 53-years-old businessman from London who is married with children and has several family members who have had breast or prostate cancer. When he found out he was carrying the BRCA2 mutation, he asked to have his prostate removed. Initially, the ICR researchers were reluctant, the […]