Prostate News

Robot Versus Surgeon: No Clear Winner

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) led to complication rates, readmission rates, and rates of additional cancer therapy similar to those of conventional surgical prostatectomy, a review of almost 6,000 cases showed. Patients who underwent RARP had significantly higher complications rates at 30 and 90 days, but blood loss and transfusion rates were lower, as was the…

New diagnosis for prostate cancer

Men won’t need to have numerous painful needles in their rectum to find out if they have prostate cancer anymore, Australian doctors say. Urologist Dr Les Thompson and radiographer Dr Rob Parkinson have found a new way to accurately diagnose the cancer without multiple biopsies. Their world-first study, supported by Queensland’s Wesley Research Institute, used…

Proton Beam Radiation for Prostate Cancer: Is it Worth the Cost?

To many individuals, the management of prostate cancer seems full of confusion. Much of this confusion comes from the many options available for treating a newly diagnosed patient. Sadly, very few studies have been done to really know whether any treatment is better than the others.  One of the major problems with some of the…

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand involved with CANGO

The Prostate Foundation of New Zealand is pleased to be involved with CANGO and fully supports the recent publication of their Manifesto “Addressing the New Zealand Cancer Burden”. In a country where 1 in 10 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, where 3000 men are diagnosed and 600 die each year from prostate…