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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326030/patient-reported-outcomes-following-abiraterone-acetate-plus-prednisone-added-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-castration-naive-prostate-cancer-latitude-an-international-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Kim N Chi, Andrew Protheroe, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antolín, Gaetano Facchini, Henrik Suttman, Nobuaki Matsubara, Zhangqun Ye, Bhumsuk Keam, Ronaldo Damião, Tracy Li, Kelly McQuarrie, Bin Jia, Peter De Porre, Jason Martin, Mary B Todd, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: In the LATITUDE trial, addition of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved overall survival compared with placebos plus ADT in patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic castration-naive prostate cancer. Understanding the effects of treatments on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for treatment decisions; therefore we aimed to analyse the effects of ADT plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone versus ADT plus placebos on PROs and HRQOL in patients in the LATITUDE study...
January 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326027/considering-quantity-and-quality-of-life-in-metastatic-castration-naive-prostate-cancer
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David F Penson
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January 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321047/effects-of-concentrated-long-chain-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-before-radical-prostatectomy-on-prostate-cancer-proliferation-inflammation-and-quality-of-life-study-protocol-for-a-phase-iib-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Marie-Hélène Guertin, Karine Robitaille, Jean-François Pelletier, Thierry Duchesne, Pierre Julien, Josée Savard, Isabelle Bairati, Vincent Fradet
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in north-American men. Few dietary or lifestyle interventions have been tested to prevent prostate cancer progression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation represents a promising intervention for prostate cancer patients. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3), more precisely eicosapentaenoic acid monoacylglyceride (MAG-EPA) supplementation, on prostate cancer proliferation, inflammation mediators and quality of life among men who will undergo radical prostatectomy...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319928/low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer-outcomes-beyond-10-years-of-follow-up
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S Lazarev, M R Thompson, N N Stone, R G Stock
OBJECTIVES: To examine biochemical control, survival, and late morbidity with definitive low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-BT) for prostate cancer patients surviving ≥10 years post-treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 757 men with localized prostate cancer who underwent definitive LDR-BT in the period 1990-2006 and were followed for ≥10 years at our institution. Biochemical failure-free survival (BFFS), distant metastases-free survival (DMFS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and overall survival (OS) were selected as study endpoints...
January 10, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313165/effectiveness-of-sacral-nerve-stimulation-in-fecal-incontinence-after-multimodal-oncologic-treatment-for-pelvic-malignancies-a-multicenter-study-with-2-year-follow-up
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M Schiano di Visconte, G A Santoro, N Cracco, G Sarzo, G Bellio, M Brunner, Z Cui, K E Matzel
BACKGROUND: To assess whether sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is an effective treatment for severe fecal incontinence (FI) after radiotherapy (RT)/chemoRT (CRT) in combination with pelvic surgery. METHODS: A multicenter study was conducted on patients with FI that developed after multimodal therapy for pelvic tumors and was refractory to non-operative management, who were treated with SNS between November 2009 and November 2012. Data were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed...
January 8, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310978/bowel-and-urinary-quality-of-life-after-whole-pelvic-versus-prostate-only-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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Kentaro Ishii, Toshiko Yamanaga, Ryo Ogino, Yukinari Hosokawa, Shun Kishimoto, Ryuta Nakahara, Chiaki Shimada, Ryu Kawamorita, Takuhito Tada, Yoshiki Hayashi, Toshifumi Nakajima
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare bowel and urinary health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between prostate-only (PO) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and whole-pelvis (WP) VMAT in patients with localized prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 234 patients treated with definitive VMAT to 78 Gy in 39 fractions were enrolled. Of these, 108 patients received PO-VMAT and 126 patients received initial WP-VMAT to 46.8 Gy in 26 fractions using a simultaneous integrated boost technique...
November 5, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305637/psa-response-to-cabazitaxel-is-associated-with-improved-progression-free-survival-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-the-non-interventional-qolitime-study
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Peter Hammerer, Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, Christine Windemuth-Kieselbach, Martin Keller, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response and progression-free and overall survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with cabazitaxel. METHODS: Men with mCRPC receiving cabazitaxel (25 mg/m2, every 3 weeks) plus oral prednis(ol)one (10 mg/day) were enrolled in the non-interventional, prospective QoLiTime study. Main outcome measures were progression-free survival and overall survival, in all patients and in those who showed a ≥ 50 or a ≥ 30% decrease in PSA relative to baseline after four cycles of cabazitaxel, as well as quality-of-life parameters...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304991/a-multi-institutional-phase-2-trial-of-prostate-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-using-continuous-real-time-evaluation-of-prostate-motion-with-patient-reported-quality-of-life
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William C Jackson, Robert T Dess, Dale W Litzenberg, Pin Li, Matthew Schipper, Seth A Rosenthal, Garrick C Chang, Eric M Horwitz, Robert A Price, Jeff M Michalski, Hiram A Gay, John T Wei, Mary Feng, Felix Y Feng, Howard M Sandler, Robert E Wallace, Daniel E Spratt, Daniel A Hamstra
PURPOSE: The use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer has been reported predominantly from single institutional studies, although concerns for broader adoption exist. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2011 through 2013, 66 men were accrued to a phase 2 trial at 5 centers. SBRT consisted of 5 fractions of 7.4 Gy to a total dose of 37 Gy using conventional linear accelerators. Electromagnetic transponders were used for motion management. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was evaluated via the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite 26 questionnaire...
January 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304808/prospective-longitudinal-outcomes-of-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-compared-with-retropubic-radical-prostatectomy
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Katsuyoshi Hashine, Toshio Kakuda, Shunsuke Iuchi, Tadanori Hosokawa, Iku Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Japanese patients. The aim of this study is to assess changes in HRQOL during 36 months after LRP compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS: The subjects were 105 consecutive patients treated with LRP between 2011 and 2012. HRQOL was evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Medical Outcome Study 8-Items Short Form Health Survey (SF-8), and Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12 and 36 months after surgery...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300334/understanding-the-progression-of-bone-metastases-to-identify-novel-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Annie Schmid-Alliana, Heidy Schmid-Antomarchi, Rasha Al-Sahlanee, Patricia Lagadec, Jean-Claude Scimeca, Elise Verron
Bone is one of the most preferential target site for cancer metastases, particularly for prostate, breast, kidney, lung and thyroid primary tumours. Indeed, numerous chemical signals and growth factors produced by the bone microenvironment constitute factors promoting cancer cell invasion and aggression. After reviewing the different theories proposed to provide mechanism for metastatic progression, we report on the gene expression profile of bone-seeking cancer cells. We also discuss the cross-talk between the bone microenvironment and invading cells, which impacts on the tumour actions on surrounding bone tissue...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299751/risk-factors-for-unplanned-discontinuation-of-scheduled-treatment-in-elderly-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-results-of-the-ibutu-study
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Friedemann Honecker, Ulrich Wedding, Gerd Kallischnigg, Axel Schroeder, Jörg Klier, Thomas Frangenheim, Lothar Weißbach
PURPOSE: To gain knowledge about the factors associated with discontinuation of scheduled treatment in elderly men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). METHODS: Patients ≥ 70 years with CRPC starting a new line of treatment were included in a prospective cohort study. A geriatric assessment (CGA) was performed at baseline, including comorbidity, mobility, functional/mental/nutritional status, as well as depression. Furthermore, pain intensity, quality of life, ECOG-performance status, and physicians' and patients' perception of health were documented...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298473/urinary-incontinence-85-an-expanded-prostate-cancer-composite-epic-score-cutoff-value-for-urinary-incontinence-determined-using-long-term-functional-data-by-repeated-prospective-epic-score-self-assessment-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Karolin Bossert, Venkat M Ramakrishnan, Burkhardt Seifert, Kurt Lehmann, Lukas J Hefermehl
PURPOSE: To determine an objective cutoff value (COV) for urinary incontinence (UI) using the Expanded Prostate Cancer Composite (EPIC) score after radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: From 2004-2013, all RP patients at our institution completed the EPIC urinary domain (EPIC-UD) questionnaire preoperatively and 6 weeks; 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 months postoperatively; and yearly thereafter. The EPIC-UD is composed of several questions, 4 of which address UI qualitatively (EPIC-UI)...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288117/quality-of-life-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Charlotte McIntyre, Thomas Jacques, Fausto Palazzo, Kate Farnell, Neil Tolley
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased significantly over the last ten years and conversely the mortality has decreased. With 85% of patients with thyroid cancer surviving for ten years or longer it is increasingly important to study the quality of life in these patients and identify which aspects of the patients' health and wellbeing could be improved. METHODS: During the first UK patient-doctor thyroid cancer forum, patient attendees filled in an anonymized questionnaire...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286005/current-concepts-and-trends-in-the-treatment-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Miriam Hegemann, Moritz Maas, Steffen Rausch, Simon Walz, Jens Bedke, Arnulf Stenzl, Tilman Todenhöfer
Bone metastases have a major impact on quality of life and survival of patients with advanced prostate cancer. In the last decade, the development and approval of substances inhibiting the vicious cycle of bone metastases have enabled the reduction of complications caused by bone metastases in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. These drugs have raised awareness of the importance of skeletal-related events which in the meantime represent an important end point also in trials using agents not specifically designed for bone lesions...
December 29, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282534/computerized-cognitive-training-in-prostate-cancer-patients-on-androgen-deprivation-therapy-a-pilot-study
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Lisa M Wu, Ali Amidi, Molly L Tanenbaum, Gary Winkel, Wayne A Gordon, Simon J Hall, Katrin Bovbjerg, Michael A Diefenbach
PURPOSE: Prostate cancer patients who have undergone androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may experience cognitive impairment, yet there is an unmet need for nonpharmacological interventions to address cognitive impairment in this population. This study examines the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a home-based computerized cognitive training (CCT) program to treat cancer-related cognitive impairment. METHODS: Sixty men who had received ≥ 3 months of ADT were screened for at least mild cognitive or neurobehavioral impairment and randomized to 8 weeks of CCT or usual care...
December 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280463/cavernous-nerve-injury-by-radiation-therapy-may-potentiate-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats
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Javed Mahmood, Caroline Q Connors, Allen A Alexander, Radmila Pavlovic, Santanu Samanta, Sandrine Soman, Hotaka Matsui, Nikolai A Sopko, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Daniel Weinreich, Cheng-Ying Ho, John Eley, Amit Sawant, Isabel L Jackson, Zeljko Vujaskovic
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Radiation-induced erectile-dysfunction (RiED) is one of the most common side effects of radiation therapy (RT) and significantly reduces the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients. Approximately 50% of prostate cancer patients experience RiED within 3 to 5 years after completion of RT. A series of vascular, muscular, and neurogenic injuries after prostate RT lead to RiED; however, the precise role of RT-induced neurogenic injury in RiED has not been fully established...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279072/-single-centre-prospective-study-of-systematic-pain-evaluation-in-portuguese-patients-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Maria Inês Sequeira, Nuno Sousa, Maria Fragoso, Alexandra Silva, Filipa Pereira, Luís Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Pain is one of the most common symptoms reported by cancer patients and is associated with decreased quality of life. Assessment of pain with standardized questionnaires reduces variability in its interpretation and may increase effectiveness of medical interventions. Prostate cancer is the most frequent male neoplasm in Portugal. We designed this study to evaluate the impact of a standardized pain questionnaire on pain management in patients with metastatic prostate cancer...
November 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278583/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-theranostics-therapy-with-lutetium-177
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Justin Ferdinandus, John Violet, Shahneen Sandhu, Michael S Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) theranostics offers a new approach for a personalized and targeted treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. Lutetium-177-labelled PSMA-ligands (Lu-PSMA) is a radionuclide therapy that is directed to PSMA expressing prostate cancer. Clinical experience with Lu-PSMA in men with advanced prostate cancer is growing. The purpose of this review is to outline the mechanism of action of this therapy, summarize recent efficacy and toxicity data and highlight future direction and challenges in establishing Lu-PSMA treatment as part of routine clinical practice...
December 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278410/bisphosphonates-for-advanced-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Sascha Macherey, Ina Monsef, Franziska Jahn, Karin Jordan, Kwok Keung Yuen, Axel Heidenreich, Nicole Skoetz
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and incidence of pain and skeletal complications of metastatic bone disease such as pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression and hypercalcemia is high and an important contributor to morbidity, poor performance status and decreased quality of life. Moreover, pathologic fractures are associated with increased risk of death in people with disseminated malignancies. Therefore, prevention of pain and fractures are important goals in men with prostate cancer at risk for skeletal complications...
December 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277657/effects-of-focal-versus-total-cryotherapy-and-minimum-tumor-temperature-on-patient-reported-quality-of-life-as-compared-to-active-surveillance-in-prostate-cancer-patients
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Glenn T Werneburg, Michael Kongnyuy, Daniel M Halpern, Jose M Salcedo, Connie Chen, Amanda LeSueur, Kaitlin E Kosinski, Jeffrey T Schiff, Anthony T Corcoran, Aaron E Katz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of focal (hemiablation) or total cryotherapy and minimum tumor temperature on patient-reported quality of life (QoL) in prostate cancer patients. METHODS: An IRB-approved database was reviewed for patients who underwent cryotherapy or active surveillance (AS). QoL questionnaire responses were collected and scores were analyzed for differences between focal versus total cryotherapy and very cold (<-76° C) versus moderate-cold (≥-76°C) minimum tumor temperatures...
December 22, 2017: Urology
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