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News: Prostate Cancer

Tool guides decision-making for prostate cancer patients

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Prostate cancer patients in Nashville and Los Angeles are benefiting from a computer-based decision aid that implements the latest study results to tailor treatment options to an individual’s quality-of-life priorities.

Therapy aims to reduce prostate cancer treatment side effects

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Vanderbilt urologic surgeons are offering an alternative therapy for prostate cancer patients considered to be low-to-intermediate risk, a middle ground between active surveillance and aggressive therapy.

Men: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Making sense of the updated guidelines for prostate cancer screening.

Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Longtime Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supporter Orrin Ingram opted to take an aggressive approach to treatment when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

Friday, May 12th, 2017

If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from […]

Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer. In 2012 the task force recommended […]

Musician, physician collaborate to create message of hope on film

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Nashville musician and producer Jesse Boyce compares the anxiety he felt just before receiving palliative radiation therapy to the jitters he often experienced before going on stage. The instant treatment began — and as the first note rang out — his anxiety was replaced by a sense of peace and determination. Boyce, whose incredible career […]

Penson to chair urology association’s science, quality council

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

David Penson, M.D., MPH, Paul V. Hamilton, M.D., and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology and chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery, has been selected to chair the American Urological Association (AUA) Science & Quality Council, according to an announcement from the AUA Board of Directors. Penson will assume the role of chair-elect […]

Active surveillance preserves quality of life for prostate cancer patients

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to consider active surveillance with their physician, according to a study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study led by Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, associate […]

New prostate cancer therapy investigated at VUMC

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the world’s first site to treat a patient in the TULSA-PRO Ablation Clinical Trial (TACT), which employs an emerging therapy that uses MRI guidance and robotically driven therapeutic ultrasound to obtain precise prostate cancer tissue ablation. Investigators, David Penson, M.D., MPH, professor and chair of Urologic Surgery, and Sandeep Arora, […]

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