Spontaneous remission in low-risk forms of prostate cancer

  The issue of spontaneous remission of low-risk forms of prostate cancer came up yesterday during a meeting of Prostate Cancer International’s Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group (ASVSG). Your sitemaster is aware of just one reported case of spontaneous remission in a high-risk form of prostate cancer. In the report of this case, Lee et al. describe a high-risk patient with apparent biochemical recurrence of prostate...Read More

Brachytherapy Shows Quality-of-life Advantages over Radical Prostatectomy for Favorable-risk Prostate Cancer

  Five years after treatment for favorable-risk prostate cancer, men who either chose or were randomly assigned to receive brachytherapy reported quality-of-life advantages in urinary and sexual domains and in patient satisfaction compared to men who received radical prostatectomy, according to a study recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Favorable risk prostate cancer was defined as Gleason score ≤...Read More

Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well removal of prostate

  Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Eric Walser, have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and urinary function than the other treatments. This study is currently available in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology....Read More

HIFU treatment as effective as surgery or radiotherapy

  Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumours may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. A new study, carried out at six hospitals across the UK, tracked 625 men with prostate cancer who received a type of treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The research, published in the journal European Urology, is...Read More

Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer

  Medicine against parasites like Tapeworms and Giardia, contains a substance that kills Prostate- and colon cancer. Cancer researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway have in the recent years experienced with hundreds of known drugs, to see how they influence cancer cells. Recently they found that a substance in medicine against parasites like Giardia and Tapeworms, acts...Read More