Navigation Links
Newer Prostate Cancer Treatment Similar to Traditional Surgery
Date:5/9/2008

But researchers found patients wanted minimally invasive procedure more often, despite drawbacks

FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical practice may be trumping science when it comes to treatments for prostate cancer.

According to a new study, many patients are getting a newer, minimally invasive surgery, because they think it is better than conventional surgery, even though there is little data on actual differences in outcomes between the two.

"Patients are choosing and/or being directed towards treatments without fully understanding how much experience there is with the treatment in general, how much experience their particular physician might have doing a particular treatment, and how that compares to other options out there," said Dr. Ronald D. Ennis, director of radiation oncology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York.

The study, appearing in the May 10 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) tended to involve fewer complications and shorter hospital stays but a higher risk of needing additional treatment and of experiencing incontinence.

The risks, however, tended to decrease the more experience a surgeon had under his or her belt.

"This reaffirms what many other manuscripts have shown, if you go to an individual who has experience, who does this on a consistent basis, your outcomes will be better," said Dr. Ihor S. Sawczuk, chief of urologic oncology for the Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, in New Jersey. "If you go to someone who does 20 to 50 procedures a year, that's better than somebody who only does two to three a year."

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second leading cancer killer in males, are presented with a maze of treatment options.

Radical prostatectomy, which is surgery to remove the prostate and some surrounding tissue, i
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Lower Production of B Cells
2. Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators
3. Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries
4. Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients
5. Newer Antibiotic Speeds TB Healing
6. Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides
7. Biomarker Spots Which Lesions Likely to Progress to Prostate Cancer
8. Complications Found in Proposed Prostate Cancer Treatment
9. Canary Foundation and the National Cancer Institute Launch New Prostate Cancer Study
10. Study raises questions about prostate cancer therapies targeting IGF-1
11. OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein that helps predict prostate cancer survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Newer Prostate Cancer Treatment Similar to Traditional Surgery 
(Date:7/11/2014)... records to understand the best available treatment for patients, ... and less costly for taxpayers than the existing clinical ... Professor van Staa, carried out while he was a ... who is now based at The University of Manchester,s ... ( HTA ) today (Friday 11 July) looked ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, ... the risk for stroke, a new study suggests. The ... a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by ... or TIA risk by 59 percent. And hostility doubled the ... by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... conducted at Aarhus University has revealed that people who ... only half as likely as their urban counterparts to ... and Crohn,s disease. The study findings have recently been ... , "It is extremely exciting that we can now ... classic inflammatory diseases appear to depend on the environment ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... As reported by Forbes in the article Robert Downey ... (6/30), Indino Downey has reportedly been arrested after being ... with. His father, well-known actor Robert Downey Jr. believes ... may have something to do with his addiction struggles. ... and 1990s for substance abuse before finally getting clean ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness ... member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an ... in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” , According ... the United Kingdom will experience some kind of mental health ... still needs to take a look at the way mental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Better use of electronic health records makes clinical trials less expensive 2Health News:Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Growing up on a livestock farm halves the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases 2Health News:Roberty Downey's Son Arrested For Cocaine 2Health News:Psychiatric Hospital Patient and Registered Psychologist Explores Mental Health and Therapy in New Book "You Never Get Out" 2
... for "tennis elbow" but needs to be injected properly ... CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) ... a randomized controlled trial of 48 patients, was performed ... University of Medical Sciences that serves patients from all ...
... HACKENSACK, N.J. (April 26, 2010, 4 p.m. EDT) Myelodysplastic syndromes ... are nearly five times more common in seniors than previously ... John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. ... patients are at much higher risk for heart attack, diabetes ...
... predict which are most likely to be good candidates ... News) -- U.S. researchers have developed a new tool ... potential organ donors, a development that could potentially boost ... damage are often good candidates for organ donation when ...
... diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds , MONDAY, April ... adults have either high blood pressure, high cholesterol or ... stroke and other cardiovascular problems, a new government survey ... Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2006 shows that ...
... VA - The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) ... 2, during the 2010 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) ... Las Vegas, NV. During the ASPO meeting, ... scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing ...
... Readers are ... his interest and research on improving ones state of life. This book helps readers to ... strives to touch all walks of life. , ... Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 26, 2010 -- Thomas Finn is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Botulinum injection provides relief of tennis elbow 2Health News:MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought 2Health News:MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought 3Health News:Test Spots Potential Organ Donors Among Coma Patients 2Health News:Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors 2Health News:Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors 3Health News:Scientific meeting will host new research in children's ear, nose and throat health 2Health News:Life Coach and Author Thomas Finn's Highly Anticipated Book, 'A Better Tomorrow- Affirmations and Visualizations the Keys to Success,' Debuts June 15 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , 11. Juli 2014  Dilon ... für die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer ... die CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® ... Dilon das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. ... Großteil der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year ended June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, ... press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 ... webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ... it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, ... EMD Serono in the United States ... with Merck KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and ... target using Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... June 4 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) ... approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ... and 800 mg, the generic version of Pfizer,s Neurontin® Tablets for ... will be distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. , ...
... June 4 Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... Phase 2, open-label ENCORE 303 trial in post-menopausal women ... were progressing on aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Safety and ... a poster at the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Neurontin® Tablets 2Syndax Pharmaceuticals' Entinostat Shows Clinical Promise in Patients with Advanced Hormone Refractory Breast Cancer 2Syndax Pharmaceuticals' Entinostat Shows Clinical Promise in Patients with Advanced Hormone Refractory Breast Cancer 3Syndax Pharmaceuticals' Entinostat Shows Clinical Promise in Patients with Advanced Hormone Refractory Breast Cancer 4
... of automatic systems for performing erythrocyte sedimentation ... blood. With the introduction of the Ves-matic ... market a truly revolutionary testing system which ... with the traditional ESR techique.,By means of ...
... VACUETTE® erythrocyte sedimentation rate analysers, which ... new generation unites the well-established advantages ... range of additional innovations which guarantee ... sedimentation rate. Cost effectiveness is an ...
... ESR analyzer that brings about ... pipettes. Up to 40 test ... or bach, with automated mixing. ... for back-up support or to ...
The Sedimat 15 Automated sedrate system provides an accurate ESR result in only 15 minutes. Fast, in-office results (before patient leaves the office) can lead to improved patient therapy....
Medicine Products: