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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122512/-salvage-prostate-brachytherapy-a-solution-for-local-failures-after-a-primary-radiation-therapy
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J-M Cosset, G Créhange
Salvage brachytherapy after a first prostate radiation therapy is an emerging technique, which has to be considered in the therapeutic armamentarium in the clinically challenging context of patients with isolated local failure from prostate cancer who may still be considered for cure. These occult failures are more and more frequently diagnosed at an early stage, thanks to targeted biopsies and advances in imaging modalities, such as multiparametric MRI and PET-CT. Salvage brachytherapy benefits from the implantation accuracy of brachytherapy procedures using 3D dosimetry and has resulted in more than 50% tumour control rates with long-term...
November 6, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122471/3d-registration-of-mpmri-for-assessment-of-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy
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Clément Orczyk, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Artem Mikheev, Arnauld Villers, Myriam Bernaudin, Samir S Taneja, Samuel Valable, Henry Rusinek
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess a novel method of three-dimensional (3D) co-registration of prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations performed before and after prostate cancer focal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a software platform for automatic 3D deformable co-registration of prostate MRI at different time points and applied this method to 10 patients who underwent focal ablative therapy. MRI examinations were performed preoperatively, as well as 1 week and 6 months post treatment...
November 6, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113170/screening-of-potential-therapy-targets-for-prostate-cancer-using-integrated-analysis-of-two-gene-expression-profiles
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Rui Zhao, Yao Wang, Muchun Zhang, Xinquan Gu, Weihua Wang, Jiufeng Tan, Xin Wei, Ning Jin
The aim of the present study was to analyze potential therapy targets for prostate cancer using integrated analysis of two gene expression profiles. First, gene expression profiles GSE38241 and GSE3933 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between prostate cancer and normal control samples were identified using the Linear Models for Microarray Data package. Pathway enrichment analysis of DEGs was performed using Gene Ontology and the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102671/preliminary-diagnostic-accuracy-of-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-residual-prostate-cancer-following-focal-therapy-with-irreversible-electroporation
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Matthijs J Scheltema, John I Chang, Willemien van den Bos, Maret Böhm, Warick Delprado, Ilan Gielchinsky, Theo M de Reijke, Jean J de la Rosette, Amila R Siriwardana, Ron Shnier, Phillip D Stricker
BACKGROUND: It is recommended to perform multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in the follow-up following focal therapy of prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of mpMRI to detect residual PCa following focal therapy with irreversible electroporation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-six patients with biopsy-proven localized PCa consented for primary irreversible electroporation between February 2013 and March 2016...
November 1, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102647/the-transcriptional-landscape-of-radiation-treated-human-prostate-cancer-analysis-of-a-prospective-tissue-cohort
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Simon P Keam, Franco Caramia, Cristina Gamell, Piotr J Paul, Gisela Mir Arnau, Paul J Neeson, Scott G Williams, Ygal Haupt
PURPOSE: The resistance of prostate cancer to radiation therapy (RT) is a significant clinical issue and still largely unable to be guided by patient-specific molecular characteristics. The present study describes the gene expression changes induced in response to RT in human prostate tissue obtained from a prospective tissue acquisition study designed for radiobiology research. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective cohort of 5 men with intermediate-risk and clinically localized tumors were treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy with 2 × 10-Gy fractions...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046984/spatial-tracking-of-targeted-prostate-biopsy-locations-moving-towards-effective-focal-partial-prostate-gland-ablation-with-improved-treatment-planning
#6
REVIEW
Steven Sidelsky, Shaan Setia, Srinivas Vourganti
The ability to selectively characterize, localize, and predict the specific areas of the prostate gland which harbor the worst biologic behavior is requisite for optimal prostate cancer therapy, especially in the emerging field of partial prostate gland ablation (focal therapy). In this manuscript, we highlight contemporary techniques in target tracking for focal therapy planning. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging has emerged as a dominant strategy to localize biopsy sites most likely to contain high-grade lesions...
October 18, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031683/-focal-therapies-an-alternative-option-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-management
#7
Souhil Lebdai, Luca Lunelli, Pierre Bigot, Olivier Cussenot, Abdel-Rahmene Azzouzi
Recommended options for low-risk prostate cancer treatment are active surveillance, radical treatments or watchful waiting. Focal therapies are currently assessed for low risk prostate cancer treatment. Focal therapies can be performed in research protocols. Oncologic results of these focal treatments are encouraging and show excellent tolerance with few complications. Radical treatments are still possible after focal therapies failure. Focal therapies are a possible solution to over-treatment issue of low risk prostate cancers...
October 11, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024195/identification-of-zinc-finger-protein-of-the-cerebellum-5-as-a-survival-factor-of-prostate-and-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Reiko Satow, Shota Inagaki, Chiaki Kato, Makoto Shimozawa, Kiyoko Fukami
Identification of specific drug targets is very important for cancer therapy. We recently identified zinc finger protein of the cerebellum 5 (ZIC5) as a factor that promotes melanoma aggressiveness by platelet-derived growth factor D (PDGFD) expression. However, its roles in other cancer types remain largely unknown. Here we determined the roles of ZIC5 in prostate cancer (PCa) and colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. Results showed that ZIC5 was highly expressed in CRC and dedifferentiated PCa tissues, whereas little expression was observed in relevant normal tissues...
October 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961847/intratumoural-evolutionary-landscape-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-the-progeny-study-of-genomic-and-immune-parameters
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M Linch, G Goh, C Hiley, Y Shanmugabavan, N McGranahan, A Rowan, Y N S Wong, H King, A Furness, A Freeman, J Linares, A Akarca, J Herrero, R Rosenthal, N Harder, G Schmidt, G A Wilson, N J Birkbak, R Mitter, S Dentro, P Cathcart, M Arya, E Johnston, R Scott, M Hung, M Emberton, G Attard, Z Szallasi, S Punwani, S A Quezada, T Marafioti, M Gerlinger, H U Ahmed, C Swanton
Background: Intratumoural heterogeneity (ITH) is well recognised in prostate cancer (PC), but its role in high-risk disease is uncertain. A prospective, single-arm, translational study using targeted multiregion prostate biopsies was carried out to study genomic and T-cell ITH in clinically high-risk PC aiming to identify drivers and potential therapeutic strategies. Patients and methods: Forty-nine men with elevated prostate-specific antigen and multiparametric-magnetic resonance imaging detected PC underwent image-guided multiregion transperineal biopsy...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961099/mri-guided-robotically-assisted-focal-laser-ablation-of-the-prostate-using-canine-cadavers
#10
Yue Chen, Sheng Xu, Alexander Squires, Reza Seifabadi, Ismail Baris Turkbey, Peter Pinto, Peter Choyke, Bradford Wood, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
OBJECTIVE: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-conditional needle guidance robot is developed to enhance MRI-guided Focal Laser Ablation (FLA) therapy in patients with focal prostate cancer. METHODS: Inspired by the workflow of the manual FLA therapy, we developed an MRI-conditional robot with two degrees of freedom (DoF) to provide the guidance for laser ablation catheter. This robot is powered by pneumatic turbine motors and encoded with the custom-designed optical encoder...
September 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951759/focal-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-the-technical-challenges
#11
REVIEW
Annette Haworth, Scott Williams
Focal therapy for prostate cancer has been proposed as an alternative treatment to whole gland therapy, offering the opportunity for tumor dose escalation and/or reduced toxicity. Brachytherapy, either low-dose-rate or high-dose-rate, provides an ideal approach, offering both precision in dose delivery and opportunity for a highly conformal, non-uniform dose distribution. Whilst multiple consensus documents have published clinical guidelines for patient selection, there are insufficient data to provide clear guidelines on target volume delineation, treatment planning margins, treatment planning approaches, and many other technical issues that should be considered before implementing a focal brachytherapy program...
August 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893523/-therapeutic-innovations-in-urology-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#12
REVIEW
L Cormier, G Créhange
The management of localized prostate cancer has been marked over these last years by the importance of Active Surveillance for low risk forms. Indeed, the long follow-up and the quality of the results are now sufficient to offer this option even in relatively young people. However, the question is still under investigation concerning intermediate risk of prostate cancer. Patients' selection and follow-up management are of very high importance. Another major evolution is the robotic assistance for radical prostatectomy...
October 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890087/-therapeutic-innovations-in-radiation-oncology-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
G Créhange, L Cormier
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy with fiducial markers and prostate brachytherapy allow the delivery of dose escalation for localized prostate cancer with very low rates of long-term toxicity and sequelae. Nowadays, modern radiotherapy techniques make it possible to shorten treatment time with hypofractionation, to better protect surrounding healthy tissues and to escalate the dose even further. Advances in radiotherapy are closely linked to advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or PET imaging...
October 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866546/understanding-the-relationship-between-interactive-optimisation-and-visual-analytics-in-the-context-of-prostate-brachytherapy
#14
Jie Liu, Tim Dwyer, Kim Marriott, Jeremy Millar, Annette Haworth
The fields of operations research and computer science have long sought to find automatic solver techniques that can find high-quality solutions to difficult real-world optimisation problems. The traditional workflow is to exactly model the problem and then enter this model into a general-purpose "black-box" solver. In practice, however, many problems cannot be solved completely automatically, but require a "human-in-the-loop" to iteratively refine the model and give hints to the solver. In this paper, we explore the parallels between this interactive optimisation workflow and the visual analytics sense-making loop...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830850/irreversible-electroporation-for-the-treatment-of-localized-prostate-cancer-a-summary-of-imaging-findings-and-treatment-feedback
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Matthijs J Scheltema, Arnoud W Postema, Daniel M de Bruin, Mara Buijs, Marc R Engelbrecht, M Pilar Laguna, Hessel Wijkstra, Theo M de Reijke, Jean J M C H de la Rosette
PURPOSE: Imaging plays a crucial role in ablative therapies for prostate cancer (PCa). Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a new treatment modality used for focal treatment of PCa. We aimed to demonstrate what imaging modalities can be used by descriptively reporting contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), and grey-scale transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) results. Furthermore, we aimed to correlate quantitatively the ablation zone seen on mpMRI and CEUS with treatment planning to provide therapy feedback...
September 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830754/focal-therapy-eligibility-determined-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-biopsy
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Nima Nassiri, Edward Chang, Patricia Lieu, Alan M Priester, Daniel J A Margolis, Jiaoti Huang, Robert E Reiter, Frederick J Dorey, Leonard S Marks, Shyam Natarajan
PURPOSE: We assessed focal therapy eligibility in men who underwent multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and targeted biopsy with correlation to whole mount histology after radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects were selected from among the 454 men in whom targeted biopsy proven prostate cancer was derived from regions of interest on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging from 2010 to 2016. Focal therapy eligibility was limited to a maximum Gleason score of 4 + 3 in regions of interest with or without other foci of low risk prostate cancer (Gleason score 3 + 3 and less than 4 mm)...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818491/cryotherapy-versus-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-prostate-cancer-oncological-and-functional-results
#17
F Donis Canet, M D Sánchez Gallego, F Arias Fúnez, G Duque Ruíz, I Laso, J Brasero Burgos, J Lorca Álvaro, V Gómez Dos Santos, R Rodríguez Patrón, F J Burgos Revilla
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The increasingly early diagnosis of prostate cancer requires a search for therapeutic alternatives with good oncological results that in turn facilitate a good long-term quality of life. This review analyses 2 minimally invasive therapies for treating localised prostate cancer in terms of oncological and functional results, as well as the complications resulting from the therapies. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: A systematic literature review was conducted of the treatment of localised prostate cancer with 2 ablative techniques as the primary therapy: cryosurgery or cryotherapy and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...
August 14, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796935/focal-irreversible-electroporation-as-primary-treatment-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#18
Willemien van den Bos, Matthijs J Scheltema, Amila R Siriwardana, Anton M F Kalsbeek, James E Thompson, Francis Ting, Maret Böhm, Anne-Maree Haynes, Ron Shnier, Warick Delprado, Phillip D Stricker
OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety, quality of life (QoL) and short-term oncological outcomes of primary focal IRE for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. To identify potential risk factors for oncological failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients that met both the consensus guidelines on patient criteria and selection methods for primary focal therapy were eligible for analysis. Focal IRE was performed for organ-confined clinically significant PCa, being high-volume Gleason sum score 6 (ISUP grade 1) or any Gleason sum score 7 (ISUP grade 2-3)...
August 10, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777073/multimodality-image-fusion-with-psma-pet-ct-and-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-focal-therapy-for-primary-diagnosis-and-management-of-prostate-cancer-a-planned-research-initiative
#19
Gilad Amiel, Marcia C Javitt, Alexander Kravtsov, Zohar Keidar, Sobhi Abadi, Gilad E Amiel
Recent developments in diagnostic imaging herald a new approach to diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. Multimodality fusion that combines anatomic with functional imaging data has surpassed either of the two alone. This opens up the possibility to "find and fix" malignancy with greater accuracy than ever before. This is particularly important for prostate cancer because it is the most common male cancer in most developed countries. This article describes technical advances under investigation at our institution and others using multimodality image fusion of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), and PSMA PET/CT (defined as the combination of prostate-specific membrane antigen [PSMA], positron emission tomography [PET], and computed tomography [CT]) for personalized medicine in the diagnosis and focal therapy of prostate cancer with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HiFUS)...
October 16, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725587/multi-parametric-mri-imaging-of-the-prostate-implications-for-focal-therapy
#20
REVIEW
James S Wysock, Herbert Lepor
The primary goal of a focal therapy treatment paradigm is to achieve cancer control through targeted tissue destruction while simultaneously limiting deleterious effects on peri-prostatic structures. Focal therapy approaches are employed in several oncologic treatment protocols, and have been shown to provide equivalent cancer control for malignancies such as breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma. Efforts to develop a focal therapy approach for prostate cancer have been challenged by several concepts including the multifocal nature of the disease and limited capability of prostate ultrasound and systematic biopsy to reliably localize the site(s) and aggressiveness of disease...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
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