HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says

PORTLAND, Ore. -- While prostate cancer is a very common diagnosis, it is a deadly disease in relatively few men. One in 6 men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. However, of these, only one in 10 cases will be life-threatening.

Yet, since the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening test became widely available about a decade ago, more men than ever are receiving treatment for prostate cancer even though it's clear that not all patients benefit equally from aggressive therapy. Treatment usually begins with a prostate biopsy and can include radiation, surgery and chemotherapy.

"This is the prostate cancer paradox," said Mark Garzotto, M.D., lead study investigator. "The big question is how to decide which men have life-threatening cancer. These men need aggressive treatment. Men who don't have deadly cancer potentially may instead be closely monitored, sparing them the side effects of treatments."

That's why researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC) began searching for a way to predict which men have lethal prostate cancer before a biopsy.

What they came up with is a simple chart that urologists and oncologists can use to predict whether a deadly prostate cancer tumor is present. This chart, or nomogram, will help physicians and patients identify whether aggressive cancer is present, as these men are by far the most likely to benefit from treatment.

"Our model can help predict which men may have the most aggressive type of prostate cancer and which men can relax," said Garzotto, director of urologic oncology at the PVAMC, associate professor of surgery (urology) in the OHSU School of Medicine, and member of the OHSU Cancer Institute.

An outpatient procedure that requires local anesthesia, prostate biopsy can cause patient anxiety, pain, bleeding and infection, and can lead to a significant increase in me
'"/>

Contact: Rachel MacKnight
macknigh@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
16-May-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
2. Adolescents with high-risk sexual attitudes attract peers with similar attitudes
3. Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients
4. Rhode Island Hospital study identifies high-risk patient populations for MRSA carriage
5. Alcohol interventions that teach practical skills work best with high-risk university students
6. Alcohol and high-risk sexual behaviors in Botswana
7. Drug could prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals
8. New HIV study identifies high-risk subgroups of adolescents
9. Use of breast MRI can be cost-effective for some women at high-risk of breast cancer
10. Doctors able to predict recurrence of high-risk breast cancers
11. Mammography does not increase risk of breast cancer in high-risk women

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... , ... The American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) has announced ... April 10, 2021, at Wynn Las Vegas. The event had previously been scheduled ... non-invasive medical aesthetic practices that brings together owners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon Sepideh ... office will be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has regularly ... lift), as well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association with ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. Kiran Gill is ... surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she founded Aesthetics in ... surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and her team offer ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Ocean ... face masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since the start ... personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , firefighters ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Smile Brands ... groups in the United States, today announced the grand opening of another affiliated ... , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... Q&J Face Masks announced today ... aerosol and engineering lab, conducted tests on Q&J’s personal face mask that indicated ... many other masks. Q&J face masks have both mechanical filtering and electrostatic filtering ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... September ... ... in the Fight Against Covid-19 , Advanced Penetration Technology, LLC, (APT) a ... solutions for patients utilizing non-prescription, Over The Counter (OTC) products, was today ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Neil Oberfeld of global law ... the Board of Trustees and committee chair of the Governance Committee for Mile ... nonprofit organization that fights for the education, health, and financial stability of residents ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: