Navigation Links
Radiation seeds effectively cure prostate cancer in young men
Date:10/29/2007

Radiation seed implants (brachytherapy) are just as effective at curing prostate cancer in younger men (aged 60 and younger) as they are in older men, according to a study presented at a scientific session on October 31, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncologys 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a radiation oncologist places small radioactive seeds into the prostate in order to kill the cancer cells. It is an attractive treatment option for patients with prostate cancer because it has a much shorter recovery time than surgery and studies have shown brachytherapy to be just as effective as surgery. However, surgeons have usually advised younger men to undergo surgery to remove all or part of the prostate (prostatectomy) over other treatments like seed implants because they believed younger men could physically tolerate surgery, plus they believed surgery was more effective than brachytherapy at curing prostate cancer long term. This meant that many younger men would undergo surgery without ever learning about other treatment options, like brachytherapy or external beam radiation therapy.

These results suggest that brachytherapy is extremely effective in curing localized prostate cancer for men aged 60 and younger. When younger men are diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, they should be presented with all viable treatment options, including brachytherapy, said Alice Ho, M.D., the lead author of the study and a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Every man with prostate cancer, regardless of his age, should have access to the treatment that is best for his cancer and lifestyle.

The large, retrospective study examined the outcomes of more than 1,700 men with localized prostate cancer who were treated with brachytherapy between 1990 and 2005 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Results show that younger men had the sa
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-431-2332
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
2. Radiation for Bone Pain
3. Radiation for Bone Pain
4. Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer
5. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence
6. UV Radiation induces Melanoma
7. Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours
8. Lack of solar radiation causes cancer
9. Microwave radiation has no hazards
10. Radiation reduces cancer recurrence
11. Rectal Cancer treated with radiation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2015)... As one of only 30 Illinois ... and Health Achievement and Recognition Program (SHARP) certification, ... by the Illinois Department of Labor to host this ... SHARP certification by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ... continued to meet or exceed all of the necessary ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 02, 2015 It’s a pattern that ... disaster strikes anywhere on this planet, cyber scammers will ... and compassion for their own personal gain. And ... Readiness Team) issued an alert titled “Nepal Earthquake ... scams citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam emails ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 As a ... issues of the face, neck and décolleté, radiofrequency ... with real potential for the success of vulvovaginal ... ThermiHealth Clinical Advisory Council, ThermiGyn’s Women’s Health Clinical ... ACGE, concluded that ThermiGyn’s temperature controlled radio frequency, ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Farmington NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 ... world, will share the latest in their reclaimed wood ... (ICFF) at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC this ... Prairie Boards, will bring much anticipated texture and color ... “We've seen an explosion of texture and color in ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 01, 2015 It’s raining bills on ... introducing proposals to expand federal support for telemedicine. ... ATA has been working with Congress,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO ... how the nation is poised to embrace the use of ... more step in fulfilling ATA’s mission to improve quality, access, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 2Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4Health News:Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency for Vulvovaginal Laxity 2Health News:Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency for Vulvovaginal Laxity 3Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 2Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 3Health News:ATA: Congress Floods the Halls with Telemedicine Proposals 2
... The American Board of Internal Medicine,(ABIM) ... Corporation,s (MSC) SimSuite(R) technology, for credit toward,completion ... first time ABIM is,incorporating medical simulation technology ... SimSuite technology replicates a real-life catheterization lab, ...
... Feb. 4 - Is it safe to wait to ... you,ve waited and,waited for all the doctor appointments and ... of being cured? Reassuring research,says that men can take ... February 2008 issue of Harvard Men,s Health Watch., ...
... caregivers offers tips to families, friends, caregivers and ... ... Feb. 4 What do you say, what can you do ... a serious,disease? To kick-off National Patient Recognition Week, a week-long,observance beginning ...
... million women around the world, including an estimated 50,000 ... developed by Georgetown University Medical Centers Institute for Reproductive ... use CycleBeads a visual aid developed by the Institute ... prevent pregnancy. , Now CycleBeads are available in ...
... February 4, 2007 -- New York Methodist Hospital today ... for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to ... new, minimally-invasive option for those suffering with advanced widespread ... bypass that involves creating pathways in the lung for ...
... Syndrome (TCS), the Stowers Institutes Trainor Lab has demonstrated that ... by inactivating a gene implicated in the abnormality or by ... posted to the Web site of the journal Nature Medicine ... the cellular cause of TCS. , The team evaluated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Simulation Corporation and the American Board of Internal Medicine Introduce New Simulation for Physician Assessment and Evaluation 2Health News:Men Can Take Their Time to Decide on Prostate Cancer Treatment, Reports the Harvard Men's Health Watch 2Health News:It's National Patient Recognition Week - Here's How You Can Do Something Special for Someone Facing Illness 2Health News:It's National Patient Recognition Week - Here's How You Can Do Something Special for Someone Facing Illness 3Health News:CycleBeads help women manage their fertility 2Health News:New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema 2Health News:Trainor Lab prevents rare birth defect by inactivating p53 gene 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... Calif., April 30, 2015 Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... blood analysis systems, today reported financial results for the ... Fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 overview: ... the fourth quarter, up 33% over last year,s comparable ... year-over-year. , Diluted EPS of $0.50 for the ...
(Date:4/30/2015)...  Tandem Diabetes Care ® , Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM ... ® and t:flex™ Insulin Pumps, today reported its financial ... In comparing the first quarter of 2015 to the ... to $12.3 million from $8.1 million , t:slim Pump ... "Our investment in resources to build the foundation ...
(Date:4/30/2015)...  DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today ... revenues were $4.8 million and net loss was $4.9 ... as compared to total revenues of $6.3 million and ... ended March 31, 2014.At March 31, 2015, we had ... and investments of $34.9 million at December 31, 2014.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 2Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 3Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 4Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 5Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 6Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 7Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 8Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 9Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 10Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 11Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 12Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 13Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 14Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 15Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 16Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 17Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 18Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 19Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 20Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 21Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 22Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 23Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 and Declares a 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 24Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 2DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 3DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 4DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 5DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 6DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 7DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 8
Cushing Flat Drill, only Component Parts and Accessories for HUDSON Cranial Drill. 14 mm...
Hudson brace only. Component parts and accessories for Hudson cranial drill....
Greenberg micro instrument holder is a flexbar arm used to hold micro instruments used repeatedly within retracted fields. Holds instruments with shafts up to 1/8 in diameter....
Length-9 (229 mm) Tapered retractor blades....
Medicine Products: