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New online model identifies which men can have fewer biopsies on active surveillance

During the last decade, more men with favorable-risk prostate cancer that is unlikely to cause symptoms and spread have opted for a monitoring approach called active surveillance (AS) instead of immediate treatment. AS entails routine PSA checks and prostate tumor biopsies, and the cancer is treated only if it progresses. The approach has some drawbacks,… Read More »

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

Lower hospitalization rates following proton therapy could offset its higher upfront cost compared with standard radiation therapy Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.… Read More »