Prostate Cancer

  • Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Minimizing Toxicity while Curing the Cancer.

    11/27/2019

    Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Minimizing Toxicity while Curing the Cancer.

    Today is a summary article of my current thinking on the management of prostate cancer. This article was inspired by the release of two large scale studies published in the last week. First, the two articles: For reference, if you’re in the medical field, they are included as links.

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  • Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Summary of Current Data

    08/24/2019

    Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Summary of Current Data

    DISCLAIMER / About the Blog – Please read once if you haven’t. And please note – today, I just talk about traditional fractionation schedules or modestly hypofractionated data. Today, I’m refreshing a post from may of 2019 where I reviewed prostate cancer radiation outcome data. That…

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  • Protons 101: Prostate Cancer - Too many choices, not enough direction.

    07/18/2019

    Protons 101: Prostate Cancer - Too many choices, not enough direction.

    Note: Today is an opinion piece on options for prostate cancer. It is MUCH more opinion based than some other entries on the blog – just a note. I still think the topic is valuable and writing these helps me to organize my thinking. Today, we’ll look at options…

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  • Protons 101: Proton Therapy and SpaceOAR at The Oklahoma Proton Center

    05/29/2019

    Protons 101: Proton Therapy and SpaceOAR at The Oklahoma Proton Center

    Less radiation dose to normal structures is a key component of cancer treatment. Today, we’ll review very briefly 1) what SpaceOAR is, 2) why at the Oklahoma Proton Center we use it for most patients, and 3) why we think it is a great match for proton therapy and prostate…

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  • Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Summary of Current Data

    05/13/2019

    Protons 101: Prostate Cancer: Summary of Current Data

    LAST UPDATED: August 2019 to reflect the new August 3rd Lancet randomized prostate cancer trial. Summary of Current Prostate Cancer Outcome Data for Patients Treated with Radiation: Below is a table summarizing recent trials that have been published on prostate cancer. This table simply attempts to summarize current data comparing…

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  • Benefits of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    03/22/2019

    Benefits of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    TOTAL DOSE: A SIMPLE EXAMPLE SHOWING JUST HOW MUCH LESS WE TREAT WITH PROTON THERAPY. One of the more commonly treated cancers with Proton Therapy is prostate cancer. It’s use for prostate cancer has been a controversial topic for decades as people argue costs vs. benefits. In general, I think…

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