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 [...]

Multiple vs. One External Beam Radiation Dose for Palliation of Bone Pain in Men with Prostate Cancer

A man in the advanced prostate cancer online support group has asked, “Why the radiation (external beam to relieve bone pain from prostate cancer and to protect the bones from fractures) is given in so many "mini" doses rather than one or two larger doses. The answer is it doesn't necessarily have to be delivered [...]

Overusing Radiation to Treat Bone Pain in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Extra radiation will not keep the doctor away, so why do we use it? According to a recent study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association most men who are given radiation to control pain from bone metastasis accompanying advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really [...]

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Increases Survival

  Prostate cancer patients who are treated with a combination of hormone therapy and radiation have a substantially improved chance of survival compared to patients who do not receive radiation, according to interim results of the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting [...]

Listening in on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) Reviewing Evidence on the use of Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

Listening in on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) Reviewing Evidence on the use of Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) Successfully Treats Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer that has Spread to Bones

According to researchers from University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS), which was developed at UPCI, can successfully control pain in patients with cancer that has spread to the spine. SRS is a procedure that precisely delivers a large dose of radiation directly to tumors. The researchers from UPCI, led by Dwight [...]

The Time To Biochemical Failure Post Radiation Predicts Your Survival Time, How To Plan Your Todays

Yesterday, November 11, 2009, I wrote that I appreciated knowing what my survival chances were after learning that I had a returning PSA, so I thought that this study was particularly relevant. At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference, Dr. Buyyounouski and his colleagues from the Fox Chase Cancer Center reported on a [...]

Using Gold Markers with Focused Radiation to Treat Adrenal Mets

Men with advanced prostate cancer who develop an adrenal tumor will usually undergo laparoscopic adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal gland) as a treatment method. Just like with prostate surgery. in some situations surgery might not be the best alternative for an individual man. An individual case was recently completed at the Department of Renal and [...]

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