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  • A New View on Prostate Cancer

    Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif. Author: Thomas H. Maugh II Date: Feb 26, 2006 Start Page: A.18 Section: Main News; Part A; National Desk A New View on Prostate Cancer Treating elderly men right after diagnosis is better than the current `watchful waiting' approach, a study indicates. (Copyright (c) 2006 Los Angeles Times) It is better to treat prostate cancer in the elderly early... read more

  • Planting a Cure

    Medical City Newsletter In Mind Body Life Author: Aaron Dalton Photographer: Adam Fish Date: Summer 2006 Page: 9 Section: Treatment Update Planting A Cure Prostate Cancer Therapy Offers Hope with Fewer Side Effects When Greg Malcolm learned last May that he had prostate cancer, he assumed the worst. He worried that radiation treatments, lose time at work and perhaps suffer from posttreatment erectile dysfunction. Thankfully, his fears turned out... read more

  • New Cancer Center to Open In Decatur

    Healthscoop Wise Regional Health System Author: Stacy Hopkins Date: April/May/June 2006 Start Page: 3 Section: Patient Care The North Texas Cancer Center at Wise, located at 2010 S. Ben Merritt Drive, Suite A, will open this month to provide Wise and surrounding counties with the latest technology in cancer treatment. Cancer patients who live in this area will soon have another place to go besides... read more

  • Radioactive Seed Implants Battle Prostate Cancer

    PULSE Magazine Monitoring the beat of the North Texas health care industry Author: Johanna Luza Photographer: Aeneas Ford Date: April 2006 Start Page: 9 Section: Patient Care Frisco resident Richard Dial was adamant about having annual cancer screening tests. A healthy lifestyle and routine physicals were priorities for the 58-year-old U.S. Postal Service employee. But Mr. Dial's prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, level was elevated. He was referred... read more

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments Safe Prostate Seed Institute in Dallas Responds to Recent Outcomes in Philadelphia

    Prostate brachytherapy incident in Philadelphia may have been caused in part by inadequate quality control. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 In response to the report in the New York Times regarding poor brachytherapy outcomes at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VA, Gregory A. Echt, MD of the Prostate Seed Institute in Dallas speaks out to ease any concerns. "Prostate brachytherapy in appropriately selected... read more

  • Radiotherapy Following Prostatectomy May Have Lasting Benefits

    Radiotherapy Following Prostatectomy May Have Lasting Benefits For men with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy (RP) can provide good long-term control of the disease1; however, the risk of extraprostatic disease and metastasis still exists for one-third of the population that undergo RP.2 In a recent randomized, phase 3, controlled trial, investigators discovered that conventional postoperative radiotherapy may significantly improve biochemical... read more

  • Nine Guidelines Statements

    Inform patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer of the potential for adverse pathologic findings that portend a higher risk for cancer recurrence (clinical principle). Inform patients with adverse pathologic findings (including seminal vesicle invasion, positive surgical margins, and extraprostatic extension) that adjuvant radiation therapy reduces the risk for biochemical (PSA) recurrence, local recurrence, and clinical progression of cancer,... read more

  • AUA and ASTRO Issue Joint Guidelines for Postsurgery Radiotherapy

    For the first time ever, the 2 medical organizations most responsible for the treatment of prostate cancer in the United States have issued a joint guideline. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) announced the publication of a guideline on radiation therapy after prostatectomy (both adjuvant and salvage) at the AUA 2013 Annual Scientific... read more