Surgery or radiotherapy is the gold standard treatment for low- to intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer patients. Still, the side effects of the treatment and possible patient comorbidities might hamper patients from allowing these kinds of approaches.
Category: Prostate Cancer
Molecular Risk Assessment for Prostate Cancer
A myriad of molecular-based risk assessment tests derived from serum, urine, and tissue have emerged to improve the specificity for detection and stratification of clinically significant prostate cancer.
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mpMRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) can be used in conjunction with the standard transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy to improve detection of clinically significant prostate cancers.
Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI)
Prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has emerged as the imaging method best able to detect clinically significant prostate cancer and to guide biopsy.
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Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Some men with early stage (localized) prostate cancer who previously had to choose between active surveillance and aggressive treatment with a greater risk for side effects, now have a new option for treatment, focal therapy.
Screening for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer screening involves testing for prostate cancer in men who have no symptoms of the disease. This testing can find cancer at an early stage. However, medical experts agree that prostate cancer screening should not be routinely ordered for all men and that screening can lead to both benefits and harms.