Compared with periprostatic nerve block (PNB), pelvic plexus block (PPB), performed under Doppler ultrasound guidance, provides better pain relief for men during office-based transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy.
A genetic score can modestly improve the prediction of which men are likely to have positive biopsies for prostate cancer after an initial negative biopsy.
Kathleen M. Foley, MD, an Attending Neurologist in the Pain & Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses barriers to cancer pain treatment.
A class of heart medications, cardiac glycosides, can induce immunogenic cell death (ICD), whereby dying cancer cells are converted into a vaccine that stimulates antitumor response
It remains unclear whether the benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing outweigh the harms, but evidence suggests that men with a longer life expectancy may benefit from testing.
For men with clinically localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy does not significantly reduce all-cause or prostate-cancer mortality compared with observation through 12 years of follow-up.
Prepopik (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and citric acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults preparing for a colonoscopy, a diagnostic procedure to inspect the colon's inner lining.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis receive cancer screening tests at higher rates than that of the general population, according to a study published online July 10 in Arthritis & Rheumatism.
For patients with irinotecan-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer, dose escalation of cetuximab is well tolerated and may improve response and disease control rates, but patients experience more ≥grade 2 skin reactions, according to a study published online July 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Robot-assisted and conventional laparoscopic partial nephrectomies have similar outcomes and complication rates.