Navigation Links
Moffitt Cancer Center expert standardizing guidelines for penile cancer treatment

Penile cancer is rare, with an average of 1,200 new cases per year in the United States, but it can be debilitating and lethal. Without evidenced-based treatment approaches, outcomes have varied widely. Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., an associate member in the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, presented new National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to standardize care for penile cancer in an article that appeared in the July issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

"We wanted to clarify controversies associated with penile cancer," said Spiess. "The new protocol, created with input from experts from around the world, is intended to establish a foundation to standardize and optimize the care of patients with this potentially lethal cancer."

The debate involves radical versus non-radical surgery. Radical surgery, which involves partial or total removal of the penis, is often performed regardless of the stage of cancer, said Spiess. However, by employing new biopsy techniques and combination therapies, radical surgery is not always necessary.

"Having standardized guidelines for treatment will likely impact patient treatment by encouraging less radical surgeries, extending survival time and providing better quality of life," said Spiess.

The new guidelines offer a number of treatment options for various grades of penile cancer. Suggested treatments range from local excision to laser or radiation therapy and radiochemotherapy. Radical surgery remains the standard in managing invasive penile cancer, said Spiess. However, less invasive options that may improve quality of life are being considered based on the stage and grade of the tumor.

There is not much literature available about surveillance for men with penile cancer. But Spiess suggests patients treated with primary lesions be examined every three months for the first two years. Those who have had penile-preserving surgery should be followed up more stringently.

Spiess concluded that physicians should be cautious and not jump to surgery right away as penile cancer patients are at high risk for subsequent cancer progression.


Contact: Kim Polacek
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Related medicine news :

1. Moffitt researchers find cancer therapies affect cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors
2. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers: Quality of life as important as quantity of life
3. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers working at frontiers of melanoma research
4. Moffitt researchers find adolescents with cancer concerned about their future reproductive health
5. Moffitt researcher publishes book on nutritional management of cancer treatment effects
6. Moffitt researcher awarded GE grant to develop tool to detect breast cancer metastasis genetic risks
7. Researchers creating designer lymph nodes based on Moffitts Total Cancer Care initiative
8. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers identify drivers of sarcoma growth and survival
9. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers develop and test new anti-cancer vaccine
10. Moffitt researcher, colleagues find success with new immune approach to fighting some cancers
11. Moffitt researchers: Darwins principles say cancer will always evolve to resist treatment
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that ... e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest decision ... value to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art ... relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of ... full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: