PCFA Online Community Digest
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Pain relief for men with prostate cancer
Pain can be a big issue for men with prostate cancer. It can be both a symptom of the cancer and a side effect from its treatment. For men with metastatic prostate cancer, bone pain is…
Prostate tumour growth driven by onecut2
Some prostate cancers are more aggressive than others. They grow quickly, spread and become resistant to drugs. Developing better treatments for aggressive prostate cancers is a major research…
Top 10 prostate cancer research stories from 2018
Prostate cancer research has advanced significantly in 2018. Clinical trials have demonstrated the success of new treatments, and new uses for existing treatments. Basic research…
Is CyberKnife better than the current standard treatments for localised prostate cancer?
Men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer often look to the newest technology for their treatment. It can be surprising to find that the latest…
Which scans are best for men with recurrent prostate cancer?
It’s unfortunate that prostate surgery does not always mean the end of prostate cancer. Rising PSA levels after surgery mean that the cancer is probably on the way back. Some men with recurrent…
Australian study validates a biomarker to predict the success of chemotherapy
Chemotherapy can be a good treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. But it doesn’t work for everyone. Unfortunately it takes months of treatment before the success…
New location for the Moreton Bay Regional PCSG
The November meeting of the Moreton Bay Regional Prostate Cancer Support Group saw their first meeting at the new Queensland Government Health Precinct at North Lakes, after 6 years at the Redcliffe Hospital…
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