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Prostate Cancer: Hypofractionated Radiotherapy’s Role in Post-operative Settings

Prostate Cancer: Hypofractionated Radiotherapy’s Role in Post-operative Settings

Hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) delivers the total prescribed therapeutic radiation dose in fewer, larger-dose fractions than standard radiotherapy dose schedules, accelerating treatment time. “The key advantages of moderate hypofractionation, owing to its shorter treatment courses, are lower cost and greater convenience for patients,” said Scott Morgan, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University […]

THIS EXTREMELY COMMON DRUG GIVEN TO ALCOHOLICS ALSO KILLS CANCER CELLS, AND WE FINALLY KNOW WHY

THIS EXTREMELY COMMON DRUG GIVEN TO ALCOHOLICS ALSO KILLS CANCER CELLS, AND WE FINALLY KNOW WHY

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to have an unexpected side effect: fighting cancer. Now, new research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has revealed the biological mechanism behind Antabuse’s effect on cancer. The study, published earlier this week in Nature, is […]

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

There’s arguably no scarier diagnosis a patient can receive from their doctor than cancer. But the grim reality, based on data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, is that 38.5% of all people, men and women, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. This year alone, […]

Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Metastatic or castrate-resistant prostate cancer can spread to the bone in certain patients. While several new treatments are available, they can have a difficult time reaching the bone and can result in missing the metastatic lesions. New research presented today at the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition seeks to address this […]

A man who took apricot kernels to beat cancer got cyanide poisoning

A man who took apricot kernels to beat cancer got cyanide poisoning

A 67-year-old man in Australia got cyanide poisoning from the apricot kernel extract he was taking to beat cancer. The man didn’t die, but he had abnormally low levels of oxygen in his body — a side effect of cyanide poisoning that can be fatal. Doctors in Melbourne realized the patient had low oxygen levels […]

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells. The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias Gromeier, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Prof. Smita Nair, who is an immunologist in the Department of Surgery. The new research – which is published in the journal Science Translational […]

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Men may not think much about their prostate — until they have problems with it. But why wait until something goes wrong? This walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis has the important job of producing the fluid that, together with sperm cells from the testicles and fluids from other glands, makes up […]

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study(link is external) published in Theranostics. “Our new imaging technique gives us a clearer picture of the heart of prostate cancer than we have ever had […]

Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine. In the publication, the authors explain the role of mutations within the SPOP gene on the development of resistance to one class of drugs. SPOP mutations […]

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

In the featured translational article in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers at the University of Michigan demonstrate the potential of a new PET tracer, Carbon-11 labeled sarcosine (11C-sarcosine), for imaging prostate cancer, and set the stage for its possible use in monitoring other cancers. The study compared the effectiveness of the […]

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