Quality of life after three different first-line radiation therapies for localized disease: Part 3

This is the third and last of three reports discussing a recent, detailed paper by Evans et al. The first (Part 1) was published on Tuesday, August 25, and Part 2 on Wednesday, August 26. … READ MORE …

Ibandronate as a treatment for bone pain in men with metastatic prostate cancer

A new report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that a single intravenous injection of the drug ibandronate has a very similar ability to relieve prostate cancer-related bone pain as a single treatment with external beam radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

The evolution of nuclear imaging in the management of prostate cancer

What is properly known as “nuclear imaging” is the use of (usually injectable) radioactive compounds into the body that have no known clinical effects but which can be targeted to “light up” and demonstrate the presence of specific types of tissue. … READ MORE …

Quality of life after three different first-line radiation therapies for localized disease: Part 2

This is the second of three reports discussing a recent, detailed paper by Evans et al. The first (Part 1) was published yesterday, on Tuesday, August 25, and Part 3 will be published tomorrow (Thursday, August 27). … READ MORE …

Gizmodolatory and the future of PBRT

An article in the August 10 issue of The ASCO Post has recently asked the question, “Is proton-beam therapy facing a difficult future?… READ MORE …

Expectations and realities: are we really helping couples to cope post-treatment?

A recent review in the journal Translational Andrology and Urology, which is reprinted on line on the Medscape Oncology web site, addresses the issue of “Couples-based interventions following prostate cancer treatment.” … READ MORE …

Quality of life after three different first-line radiation therapies for localized disease: Part 1

Some of the leading lights in radiation oncology have collaborated on a study (by Evans et al.) of patient-reported quality of life (QOL) following various primary radiation treatments for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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