Tag: "prostatectomy" at medical news
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...apy they received. The treatments included radical prostatectomy
(surgery to remove the prostate), radiation therap...medical oncologist and urologist, 53 percent had a prostatectomy
and an almost equivalent number had either radiation therapy (17 percent), expectant management (16 ...
Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors
...pplementation on men who were scheduled to undergo prostatectomy
-- surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. The men took 30 grams of flaxseed daily for an average of 30 days prior to surgery. Once the men's tumors were removed, the researchers looked at tumor cells under a microscope, and were able to determ...
High pretreatment PSA velocity predicts worse outcome
...lity (PCSM) rates following treatment with radical prostatectomy
(RP) or radiation therapy (RT). Dr. DAmico reviewed data from 948 men with localized prostate cancer who had one or more high-risk factors. Dr. DAmico and his co-authors found that the most important single prognostic factor was PSA velocity. As ...
NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting
...predictor of disease progression following radical prostatectomy
(RP). The study found that a sizable proportion of... positive surgical margins (+SM) following radical prostatectomy
(RP) is an independent predictor of disease-free survival (DFS). However, the past 15 years have see...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
...al two to five minutes to rebuild the anatomy of a prostatectomy
patient to improve urinary continence. "We reconst...een shown to improve another common side effect of prostatectomy
-- erectile dysfunction. Dr. Tewari will be presenting a video (VID06, May 22, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.) a...
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
...tive PSA levels. Researchers evaluated 997 radical prostatectomy
patients from Innsbruck undergoing surgery between February 1999 through March 2006. Within that group, 806 were participants in the PSA screening Tyrol Prostate Cancer Demonstration Project and 191 represented the non-screening group. Preoperative t...
Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy
...archer Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, director of robotic prostatectomy
and outcomes research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weil...nce." Numerous attempts have been made to modify prostatectomy
and preserve continence, but none have proven ideal. Trying to find a better way, Drs. Tewari and Va...
Analysis: Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those not treated
...groups, we found that men who had either a radical prostatectomy
or radiation therapy within six months of their prostate cancer diagnosis were 30 percent less likely to die than those who did not undergo treatment during this time period," she said. Researchers confined the study sample to men with small tumors ...
Treating prostate cancer in elderly men associated with longer survival, compared to non-treatment
...atment (n = 32,022) if they had claims for radical prostatectomy
or radiation therapy during the first 6 months aft... = 12,608) if they did not have claims for radical prostatectomy
radiation or hormonal therapy. Patients who received only hormonal therapy were excluded. The rese...
Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those who are not
... stages makes treatment options, such as a radical prostatectomy
(surgical removal of the prostate) and radiation therapy, controversial with unpredictable outcomes. Often, recently diagnosed men of this group were advised to just "watch and wait" to see how their situation progressed. "For this study we looked ...
Young men with prostate cancer benefit from radiation therapy
...ent to permanent prostate seed implant and radical prostatectomy
in the treatment of patients with stage T1-2 prostate cancer," say the authors. Because younger men with localized disease respond as well as older men to radiation, the authors suggest that this less invasive treatment option should be considered fo...
Should older men be screened for prostate cancer?
...her disease. Aggressive treatments such as radical prostatectomy
or radiation therapy may eradicate the cancer but have negative effects on quality of life. More conservative treatments may preserve quality of life, but may not be appropriate for those cases where the disease is progressing more quickly. In the fa...
Older men with early prostate cancer survived longer with treatment vs. observation
...ival advantage for men treated with either radical prostatectomy
or radiation therapy compared to observation," Wong said. "Eligible men should be considered for both treatment options."...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center finds better predictors for outcomes after radical prostatectomy
... progression and likelihood of death after radical prostatectomy
surgery, suggesting that this could be used to gui...up consisted of patients who had undergone radical prostatectomy
for prostate cancer between 1990 and 1999 at Mayo Clinic. Preoperative and postoperative PSA measur...
Study examines safety of radical prostatectomy for older men
may be a safe option for the treatment of prostate...death. In patients with localized disease, radical prostatectomy
is associated with lower disease-specific mortality, lower rates of local progression and metastases...
Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer
... these treatments is robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
(removal of the prostate). The University of Penns...ost-feared possible long-term effects of a radical prostatectomy
are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence," says Dr. Lee. "My specially-trained team and I h...
Hopkins researchers identify risk factors for prediction of lethal prostate cancer after recurrence
...earchers studied 379 patients treated with radical prostatectomy
at Johns Hopkins between 1982 and 2000 who had a biochemical (PSA) recurrence - signs of prostate cancer revealed in blood tests - and had at least two PSA tests after recurrence that were separated by at least three months. The researchers found th...
Clinical factors can help determine risk of prostate cancer death after radical prostatectomy
...o a study in the July 27 issue of JAMA . Radical prostatectomy
(removal of the prostate) is one of the most commo...e study included 379 men who had undergone radical prostatectomy
between 1982 and 2000 and who had a biochemical recurrence. The average follow-up after surgery was...
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...urvival rates for cT3 prostate cancer with radical prostatectomy
not only approach those of cT2 prostate cancer (ca..., retrospective study of 5,652 men who had radical prostatectomy
at Mayo Clinic for confirmed prostate cancer. The title of the paper is "Radical Prostatectomy for C...