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Using preclinical models to discover new treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Despite many new treatments for advanced (castration-resistant) prostate cancer, this aggressive from of cancer remains incurable. A team of researchers at Monash University, Melbourne have established new preclinical models of advanced prostate cancer that can be studied in the laboratory. … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy hope for patients with advanced prostate cancer

Immunotherapy is an exciting new weapon in the treatment of aggressive cancers that works by harnessing the body’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. In prostate cancer, the success of immunotherapy in clinical trials is mixed. Where many patients … Continue reading

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Andrology Australia has recently updated 20 fact sheets

Andrology Australia has a catalogue of fact sheets on a wide range of male health topics. We have recently released 20 updated fact sheets with more on their way! Here’s a preview: Erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (when a man is … Continue reading

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MRI-Targeted or Standard Biopsy for Prostate-Cancer Diagnosis

The current standard of care for men suspected of prostate cancer is referral for a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. However, this approach can lead to over-treatment clinically insignificant cancers, burdening men with side-effects related to the cancer treatment and the … Continue reading

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Men’s views of prostate cancer diagnosis and care

Data from the Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry showed differences in care and poorer rates of survival for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in one Victorian regional area compared with men in metropolitan Melbourne. To gain an understanding of the reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Research and Evaluation |

Trial shows long-term mortality for localised prostate cancer is low even if not treated with surgery

A previous shorter follow-up of the PIVOT trial found no significant difference in mortality between men who underwent surgery for localised prostate cancer and those treated with observation only. This finding was confirmed in a longer term follow-up (up to … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Prostate disease, Research and Evaluation |

Have you had chemotherapy and want to help research?

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (that is, chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand … Continue reading

Posted in Prostate cancer, Research and Evaluation, Testicular cancer |

Use of MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis

The evidence for the use of MRI in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer has been building. However, more studies are needed to assess the accuracy of including MRI in the diagnostic process as compared to current diagnostic practices. … Continue reading

Posted in Men's health, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Research and Evaluation |

What is the best treatment option for men with localised prostate cancer?

The management of clinically localised prostate cancer diagnosed after a PSA test remains controversial. Active surveillance is an option that can help ameliorate the negative effects of over-treatment of PSA-detected prostate cancer. The longer term outcomes of this approach compared … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Research and Evaluation |

Trends in prostate cancer care in Australia

Prostate cancer care has changed in recent years out of concern for over-diagnosis and over-treatment. However, many patients continue to undergo some form of curative treatment, and there is a perception among clinicians that more aggressive treatments are being favoured. … Continue reading

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