Brachytherapy Treatment Outcomes Not Affected by Family Histor, Study Finds

Seeding for Prostate Cancer Not Affected by Adverse Family History

Having a father or brother with prostate cancer has no impact on the outcomes of prostate cancer patients treated with brachytherapy (also called seed implants), according to a January 1 study in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Patients with a first-degree family history have clinical and pathologic characteristics similar to men with no family history at all.

Active Surveillance for prostate cancer – Miami

Miami Team Finds Most Low-Risk Patients Stay Treatment-Free for Five Years

For men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance can be a sensible first step in managing the disease. Mark Solloway and a team of urologists at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have reported on outcomes for a group of their patients.