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Change in radiation dose distribution may reduce late rectal bleeding

July 30, 2015

Men with shorter rectums who receive intermediate to high doses of radiation are more likely to experience rectal bleeding following radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to study findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

Thus, considering rectum length and radiation therapy dose may help predict a patient’s risk for experiencing late rectal bleeding, which occurs in approximately one in 10 men with prostate cancer who undergo radiation, according to the researchers.

VIDEO: Immunotherapy, combination therapy emerge as key ASCO themes Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Immunotherapy, combination therapy emerge as key ASCO themes

July 27, 2015
CHICAGO — John Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, and Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, HemOnc Today’s Chief Medical Editors, highlight areas of…
Patricia Ganz, MD Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Communication, education can break taboo of sexual dysfunction in patients with cancer

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
Increased attention to the importance of informed decision making fosters physician and patient communication throughout cancer treatment.Yet, there is one conversation…
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Perspectives from ASCO 2015: A HemOnc Today Special Report

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting featured the theme “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.”As such, meeting organizers selected…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Multiple Myeloma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple myeloma.
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VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

May 5, 2015
Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses various forms of prostate cancer…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of the patient with hemophilia supplemented with a case…
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Change in radiation dose distribution may reduce late rectal bleeding

July 30, 2015
Men with shorter rectums who receive intermediate to high doses of radiation are more likely to experience rectal bleeding following radiation…
VIDEO: Immunotherapy, combination therapy emerge as key ASCO themes Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Immunotherapy, combination therapy emerge as key ASCO themes

July 27, 2015
CHICAGO — John Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, and Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, HemOnc Today’s Chief Medical Editors…
Patricia Ganz, MD Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Communication, education can break taboo of sexual dysfunction in patients with cancer

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
Increased attention to the importance of informed decision making fosters physician and patient communication throughout cancer treatment.Yet, there…
SupplementPublication Exclusive

Perspectives from ASCO 2015: A HemOnc Today Special Report

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting featured the theme “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.”As such, meeting…
Assiamira Ferrera In the Journals

Bladder cancer risk not increased with pioglitazone therapy

July 21, 2015
Through an analysis of nearly 200,000 patients, no statistically significant increased risk for bladder cancer was found with the use of Actos…
Karim Fizazi, MD In the Journals

Early docetaxel-based chemotherapy may improve survival for high-risk localized prostate cancer

July 21, 2015
The addition of early docetaxel-based chemotherapy to androgen deprivation therapy improved RFS in patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer…
Prostate cancer diagnosis rates significantly decrease following USPSTF guideline revision In the JournalsPerspective

Prostate cancer diagnosis rates significantly decrease following USPSTF guideline revision

July 15, 2015
Prostate cancer incident diagnosis rates declined 28% in the year following a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against PSA-based…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Novel agent may be effective in poor-prognosis metastatic prostate cancer

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2015
The addition of the experimental drug custirsen to docetaxel significantly extended OS in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate…
Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH In the Journals

Management of localized prostate cancer has improved in community-based practices

July 7, 2015
The use of active surveillance and watchful waiting for patients with low-risk prostate cancer significantly increased since 2010 in community-based…
Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, MBBCh In the JournalsPerspective

Men with AR-V7 variant may benefit from taxanes for advanced prostate cancer

July 6, 2015
Men with advanced prostate cancer who have the androgen receptor splice variant-7 respond to chemotherapy equally as well as those who do not have…
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