- Early prostate cancer best left alone--Treatment riskier than cancer. // HealthFacts;Jul93, Vol. 18 Issue 170, p1
Reports on the modalities of treating prostatic cancer. Prostate Patient Outcomes Research Team; Radical prostatectomy; Prostate-specific antigen blood test; Radiation therapy; Watchful waiting; Nerve-sparing technique.
- Patients say they want aggressive treatment for prostate cancer. // Modern Medicine;Jul96, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p31
Reports that a Harris Poll survey of 1,000 newly diagnosed patients has found that men who have prostate cancer want the most aggressive therapy available. Other survey results.
- Prostate-cancer vaccine. // Men's Health;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p126
Presents information about prostate-cancer vaccine. Effectivity of the vaccine; Effect of a cancerous prostate cells left after surgery; Testing the vaccine in patients whose cancer has returned after surgery.
- PSA results refute objections to perineal prostatectomy. Kuznar, Wayne // Urology Times;Jan95, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p22
Reports on the effectiveness of radical prostatectomy as a treatment for localized prostate cancer as indicated by postoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Criticism of perineal approach; Retropubic approach; Limiting factor to radical perineal prostatectomy.
- Sr 89 injection eases prostate cancer pain. // Urology Times;Dec95, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p17
Reports on an article published in the June 1993 issue of `Seminars in Oncology' about a drug that reduces the pain experienced by prostate cancer patients.
- Concern grows over prostate cancer treatment options. Parkins, Troy // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;6/15/94, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p897
Reports on the benefits and limitations of various treatment options for prostate cancer. Popularity of radical prostatectomy; Effectiveness of cryosurgery over radiation; Concerns of doctors on cryosurgery; Side effects of prostate cancer treatment.
- Inhibition of prostate cancer metastasis: A critical challenge ahead. Linehan, W. Marston // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;3/1/95, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p331
Editorial. Observes that there is no curative therapy for prostate cancer once it spreads beyond the prostate. Challenge to develop agents that will inhibit or prevent progression of recurrent or locally advanced prostate cancer; Investigation into the ability of naturally occurring agents.
- Cancer treatment options. // USA Today Magazine;Oct95, Vol. 124 Issue 2605, p3
Describes three treatment options that can be used by prostate cancer patients, urologists and radiation oncologists. Monitoring of early cancers; Removal of the prostate by radical prostatectomy; Methods of radiation therapy; Clinical trials to improve existing treatment options.
- Is bad press on prostate cancer treatment undermining urologists? Nash, Karen // Urology Times;May96, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p30
Discusses the effect of negative reports published in the United States concerning the screening and treatment methods for prostate cancer on the urology practice. Reaction of urologists about federal government-sponsored reports; Allegation that the federal government has ulterior motives in...
- Finasteride does not reduce PSA's role in prostate cancer detection. Bankhead, Charles // Urology Times;Oct98, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p1
Deals with the findings of the Proscar Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Study that treatment of BPH with finasteride does not reduce the effectiveness of PSA testing for prostate cancer. Details on the study; PSA levels reduced by finasterides; Comments on the findings of the study.