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Category: Prostate

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September 5, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Prostatitis: Podcast Episode 8

Did you know that half of all men will experience prostatitis at some point in their lives? Prostatitis is a painful condition involving inflammation and in rarer cases infection of the groin, including the prostate, penis, testicles, perineum and/or rectum. Not only is it terribly uncomfortable; it can be a little scary. We asked UNC…

Health, Men's Health, Prostate, Urology

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January 23, 2018

Relief from Prostate Enlargement, Without Surgery

UNC Health Care is a leader in prostatic artery embolization (PAE), an outpatient procedure to help men with enlarged prostate.

Men's Health, Physicians, Prostate

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Ronald C. Chen

February 17, 2016

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, acc...

A UNC Lineberger researcher was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with some revisions.

Cancer, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Ronald Chen

October 24, 2013

Half of prostate cancer patients in North Carolina do not receive m...

The results are the first findings from the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study.

Cancer, North Carolina, Prostate, Studies

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Ethan Basch

September 25, 2013

Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with meta...

Abiraterone acetate, a recently FDA-approved drug used to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone.

Cancer, Oncology, Prostate, Studies

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Ronald Chen

May 21, 2013

IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques afte...

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from UNC suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.

Cancer, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Dr. Ronald Chen is senior author of the study.

April 17, 2012

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostat...

A new study finds that a treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is better than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT) for reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence.

Cancer, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Research, Treatment

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