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New Way to Do PET Scans

  There’s a better way to do a PET scan, by using radiotracer fluciclovine (fluorine-18; F-18) (Journal of Nuclear Medicine, March 2017) According to researcher Ashesh B. Jani, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, fluciclovine can improve imaging in recurrent prostate cancer patients with no additional radiation side effects. An improved PET [...]

High Volume Radiation Treatment Facilities Produce Better Survival In Men with Aggressive Prostate Cancer

According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Ma., men with aggressive prostate cancer who have radiation therapy to treat the cancer have better overall survival rates when the therapy is given at a high volume treatment facility. Paul Nguyen, MD, a physician researcher in the department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham said, “Our paper shows that [...]

Side Effects and Toxicity in a Multi-modality Approach Post Radical Prostatectomy with Radiation and ADT

The optimal use and timing of secondary therapy after radical prostatectomy remains controversial despite some new findings supporting the advantages of using aggressive combined secondary therapies was presented at the most recent ASCO GU conference in San Francisco. There are limited data on the patient-reported outcomes following multimodality therapy. Given the move towards increasing combination [...]

Positive Findings In Pelvic MRIs In Relapsed Prostate Cancer After Failed Radical Prostatectomy

There has been a lot of conversation about the role of and the use of multi-parametric MRIs in the initial diagnostic stages of prostate cancer, but little is known about its potential clinical application in the use of early salvage radiotherapy after failed radical prostatectomy. In a study to exam the potential of multi-parametric MRIs [...]

Malecare Issued Patent For A Device and Method Which Can Reduce Secondary Tumors from Radiation Therapy

On October 27, 2015, Malecare was issued patent 9,168,002 for a device and method for real time simultaneous measurement of radiation at specific parts of your body,. Understanding cumulative radiation exposure in people undergoing ionizing radiation for diagnostics and medical treatment is essential towards reducing secondary tumors from primary radiation therapy.   We believe that the [...]

ADT with Radiation Treatment Might Endanger Your Life!

The standard of care and the facts are simple. Men who have aggressive prostate cancer and elect to have radiation therapy will benefit from six months of concurrent hormone therapy (ADT). However, based on recent findings by D’Amico etal, there seems to be a segment of men who will not benefit, but will have inferior [...]

Deliveries to the Rear

Dear husband recently underwent 40 salvage radiation treatments (IMRT), and each time he had to lie on a table with a hard plastic "bodycast" resting on his nether parts, his tush exposed. The mold was supposed to help the computer target the right spots. Lucky for DH, his rear has been crafted to perfection by [...]

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