HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Young men with prostate cancer benefit from radiation therapy

For men under the age 55 with localized prostate cancer, external beam radiation may be an effective alternative to both conservative and more invasive treatments, according to a new study. Published in the June 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals that external beam radiation therapy is as effective in younger prostate cancer patients as it is in older patients with same stage, localized disease. The study is the first to investigate the outcome of radiation in men under 55 years of age.

Age remains a controversial factor in prostate cancer, with younger age at diagnosis perceived to be associated with more aggressive disease and poorer prognosis. Consequently, physicians tend to recommend more aggressive treatments, such as radical prostatectomy, to younger patients, even those with local, non-metastatic disease. Older patients diagnosed with similar organ-limited disease, however, are offered more choices, including external beam radiation therapy. Recently studies have shown that radiation therapy is effective in treating localized prostate cancer in elderly patients and in men under 65 years of age.

Andre Konski, M.D., M.B.A., M.A, Clinical Research Director, Radiation Oncology Department at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and colleagues compared how men 55 and under fared five years after diagnosis compared to men between 60 and 69 and men 70 and over, looking at survival, disease progression, and whether blood tests (PSA) showed signs of disease recurrence. All the men had localized prostate cancer and were treated with external beam radiation.

They found no statistically significant differences in the outcomes of these three age groups after five years: 94 percent, 95 percent and 87 percent of patients in each respective age category were alive five years after diagnosis; 96 percent, 97 percent and 98 percent of patients in each respective age category were wi
'"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
amolnar@wiley.com
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
8-May-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Young childrens taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
2. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
3. Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
4. Young Australian scientist honored at international meeting
5. Ren receives IADR Young Investigator Award
6. Young women unfamiliar with safety, effectiveness of IUD
7. Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats
8. Younger African American women at significantly higher risk for breast cancer
9. Young brainy students create world first
10. Young teens see pregnancy as a way to enhance relationships
11. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2006 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Young men with prostate cancer benefit from radiation therapy

(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 According to a ... "Multiplexed Diagnostics Market (Technologies: Very High, High, Medium, ... Disease Diagnosis, Oncology, Autoimmune Diseases, Cardiac, Allergies and ... Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global ... billion in 2012 and is expected to grow ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... commemorate the 100th anniversary of a revolutionary technique that ... News (C&EN) magazine last week released a special ... a tantalizing glimpse of its future. C&EN is the ... the world,s largest scientific society. , The technique got ... the first paper on X-ray diffraction from a crystal ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is the gold ... suggested that the number of risks associated with the ... Swedish researchers found that six percent of men filled ... within 30 days after having a prostate biopsy, with ... reports The Journal of Urology . , Earlier ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 According ... by Type (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Fluor polymer, ... Applications and Geography - Trends & Forecasts ... engineering plastics market with analysis and forecasting ... also identifies the driving and restraining factors ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Ticket Down is ... in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium in early September. ... this September when Brazil and Colombia meet at Sun Life Stadium ... top 10 teams in the world and will be a rematch ... The match will kick-off on Sept. 5 and will feature some ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 4Health News:Severe infections with hospitalization after prostate biopsy rising in Sweden 2Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) ... of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the ... Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany ... broad intellectual property protection for advances Quantum ... dot (QD) manufacturing. In addition, the Bayer patents ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Phase I Trial ... US  KalVista Pharmaceuticals ("KalVista"), an ophthalmology company ... announces that it has begun a Phase I, First ... KVD001, for the treatment of DME. The study,s Principal ... Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center; Harvard Medical School Department ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Ala. , Aug. 19, 2014  The Alabama Supreme ... that patients can sue drug makers who mislead doctors into ... harmful side‑effects.  The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the ... makers in that same case last year. Heninger Garrison Davis ... represent the patient in the case, Danny Weeks . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents 2Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents 3Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents 4KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 2KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 3KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 4Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4
Cached News: