August 1, 2018
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Puts Patient Choice First
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a new recommendation that men ages 55 to 69 should decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test after discussing the potential benefits and harms with their doctor... read more
July 26, 2018
Prostate Cancer: The Gleason Score Explained
How aggressive is my prostate cancer? Is it growing slowly or quickly? If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer—and this year alone nearly 165,000 men nationwide will be—these may be among the first questions you’ll ask your doctor. And the answers... read more
July 26, 2018
The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care
When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a... read more
May 3, 2018
Radiation Therapy Delivered in a Fraction of the Time
What if you could get high-quality radiation therapy for your cancer delivered in weeks shorter than the usual treatment regimen? You’d likely consider the quicker option—especially when you learn it is not only faster but also safe and effective, with... read more
March 14, 2018
The Latest in Imaging and Prostate Biopsy Technology is at Fox Chase
Novel surgical and radiation techniques are making it easier for some patients with prostate cancer to prolong their lives following treatment. By employing the most modern clinical tools, Fox Chase Cancer Center offers the latest in imaging and prostate... read more
March 11, 2018
Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy: An Option for Men Whose Prostate Cancer...
Prostate cancer can be treated with either surgery or radiation therapy. For men who were initially treated with radiation therapy alone, prostate cancer can return in up to 40-50 percent of cases (Zelefsky et al). Prostate cancer recurrence after failed... read more