Navigation Links
Value of Monitoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Assessed
Date:6/1/2010

'Watchful waiting' may be option for some men, expert suggests

TUESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- New research is offering more insight into the value of closely monitoring patients who appear to have low-risk forms of prostate cancer instead of immediately treating them.

There's been a debate in recent years over whether doctors are treating prostate cancer when they don't need to. In some cases, doctors use "watchful waiting" to monitor patients to see if signs of prostate cancer worsen.

In one preliminary study, researchers in Canada studied 453 men with lower-risk prostate cancer and determined how many would have been offered treatment instead of monitoring based on such commonly used "triggers" as measurements of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). The rates ranged from 42 percent to 84 percent.

In another study, researchers from San Francisco analyzed the safety and value of monitoring in a group of 477 men, most of whom had been diagnosed with low-risk disease at about 62 years of age.

The findings are scheduled to be presented Tuesday at the American Urological Association annual meeting in San Francisco.

"Overdetection should not be used synonymously with overtreatment when it comes to prostate cancer," Dr. J. Brantley Thrasher, of the University of Kansas Medical Center, who will moderate the discussion of the findings, said in a news release from the association. "These two studies alone show just how valuable active surveillance protocols can be when disease is managed well, and treatment is recommended appropriately."

More information

For more on prostate cancer, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Urological Association, news release,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. European Urology: Editorial about REDUCE trial underlines value of dutasteride
2. Measuring success: Regenstrief helps assess value of investment in health info tech
3. LeveragePoint Releases Complete Online Value Management Solution
4. Leveragepoint Names Jay Manson Vice President Sales For Online Value Management Tools
5. Carrousel Yacht: Miami Private Yacht Charters With Style, Taste and Value
6. Microwize Technology is Recognized as the Best Support Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Lytec Medical Billing Software
7. RapidValue Launches iPad Application Development Services for Media & Publishing Firms
8. St. Johns wort collection mined for its medicinal value
9. BetterInvesting Magazine Releases May Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock Choices for Investors Informational and Educational Use
10. Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease
11. Breast cancer screening: No added value through mammography
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... new solutions for the treatment of bacterial infections, microbial ... Sinskey has joined its board of directors. , ... and Engineering Systems at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ... MIT faculty since 1968. Dr. Sinskey also holds positions ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay ... Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about ... the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the ... In the study, about 31 percent of white patients became ... patients. Analyzing more than 4,000 IVF cycles over two ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new ... in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, ... drank lightly or moderately, their risk of high blood pressure ... parallels studies in older adult men and women," said lead ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company,s ... limited the spread of the disease there and could ... Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 employees, ... communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, there ... 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 percent was ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC ... and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center ... weeks, the hospital said Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by ... Mukpo, 33, can head home to Providence, R.I., NBC News ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3
... Erica Davis, Subject ... and Heart Disease , ... CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2010 -- One of the race participants in this year’s Strawberry ... That person is Erica Davis., , , , , ,Since a one-in-five-million genetic anomaly left ...
... defence mechanism against heart disease could be switched on by ... University of Leeds. The University of Leeds biologists have ... can limit the production of inflammatory cytokines proteins that ... found that this protective effect can be triggered by pregnenolone ...
... had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds , ... psychological disorders such as depression and substance abuse appear ... research suggests. , Those who experience mental health difficulties ... maximize their educational opportunities, and they are also likely ...
... ... how to achieve the highest conversion performance. , ... Encino, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2010 -- T3Leads, a ... marketing industry. Founded in 2006, T3Leads has since provided unparalleled performance and cutting-edge efficiency ...
... ... is once again pleased to announce that a superb physician has joined the Practice — ... ... LLP (ENTA) is once again pleased to announce that a superb physician has joined the ...
... study published last week in Archives of Internal Medicine ... lowered total and LDL-cholesterol levels, in addition to triglycerides. ... counties, is the most comprehensive study of its kind and ... risk of cardiovascular disease. The report, authored by Dr. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:First Paraplegic Woman to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Race at Vista's Strawberry Festival 2Health News:'Fountain of youth' steroids could protect against heart disease 2Health News:Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects 2Health News:T3Leads Provides Latest Industry News: Imperative Information to Help Publishers Maximize Profits 2Health News:T3Leads Provides Latest Industry News: Imperative Information to Help Publishers Maximize Profits 3Health News:ENT and Allergy Associates Welcomes Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD, Further Reinforcing its Pediatric Sinus Expertise and Capabilities in Queens , , 2Health News:ENT and Allergy Associates Welcomes Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD, Further Reinforcing its Pediatric Sinus Expertise and Capabilities in Queens , , 3Health News:Pistachios: A handful a day may keep the cardiologist away 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 Moms are ... health trackers for themselves and their kids, according to ... Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms, the ... Series. BabyCenter, the number 1 pregnancy and parenting web ... that 55 percent of moms surveyed say they can,t ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), ... on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that ... Officer, has been elected to the Company,s Board of ... G. Anderson , Executive Chairman of CryoLife, stated, "Since joining ... an excellent leader who is well positioned to maximize ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... LOUIS , Oct. 21, 2014  Early ... often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled ... outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye ... affects 29 million Americans. If left untreated, these ... even blindness. Recently, optometric researchers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 2BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 3BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 4Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3
... Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of ... depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette,s syndrome are underway at ... in the June 2009 issue of ... has long been seen as valuable for controlling movement disorders," ...
... aTyr Pharma Targets for Novel Biotherapeutics Based On Naturally ... June 29 Pangu BioPharma, a subsidiary of aTyr ... its third patent application on proprietary, naturally occurring, resected ... and essential components of protein synthesis machinery found in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases 2Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases 3Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications 2Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: