How Does Genomic Testing Help Physicians Make Better Treatment Decisions?

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Dr. Bevan-Thomas discusses genomic testing Genomic testing assays, like the Oncotype DX test, help physicians treat patients because it gives them a wider range of information. Certainly with cancer and in particular prostate cancer, knowledge is power. The more knowledge that physicians know about a tumor, the better chance they can make an informed decision […]

Who is Eligible for the Oncotype DX Test?

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Dr. Bevan-Thomas explains what type of patients can benefit from the Oncotype DX test Choosing active surveillance for prostate cancer is not always an easy decision. It is difficult to know that you have been diagnosed with a disease like prostate cancer, yet choose to just monitor the progress rather than directly treat the disease […]

How Does Genetic Testing Help Doctors Personalize Prostate Cancer Treatment?

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Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas explains how doctors use the Oncotype DX Test. Have you heard about genomic testing? Advances are being made daily in the fight against prostate cancer. In the past decade, doctors have learned quite a bit more about prostate cancer and have a more complex understanding of how the disease works. These strides […]

The Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

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What treatment options for prostate cancer are available to patients today? Patients with prostate cancer have more types of treatments available today than in the past. Dr. David Albala goes over three treatment options for prostate cancer patients in this interview. Robotic surgeries are more common than open surgeries, but both can cure patients of […]

Is Active Surveillance Right for You?

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Is active treatment a good treatment option for some men with prostate cancer? Patients electing active surveillance for prostate cancer has become commonplace in the United States in recent years. Recent advances in technology have made what used to be an option for older men available for men of all ages who’s prostate cancer has […]

Why is it Beneficial to Know the Biology of a Prostate Cancer Tumor?

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Why the biology of a prostate cancer tumor should be assessed. Not all prostate cancers are the same. Some are high-risk and aggressive, some can be monitored and controlled. The course of care that a patient will receive will be based on the aggressiveness of the tumor. Patients with low-risk cancer may not always be […]

The Oncotype DX Test

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What is the Oncotype DX test? The Oncotype DX test is relatively new in the fight against cancer. It is a genetic test which looks at the tumor biology of your prostate cancer biopsy tissue. Doctors use this test with a patient’s PSA score and clinical stage to more accurately determine the aggressiveness of your […]

How does the Oncotype DX test help patients on active surveillance for prostate cancer?

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Active Surveillance with the Oncotype DX test Choosing active surveillance as a treatment path for prostate cancer can be a difficult decision for patients. It can be hard to be diagnosed with a disease like prostate cancer and then take a “wait and see” approach. However, new technologies like the Oncotype┬áDX test allow men to […]

What Tests Determine if Active Surveillance is an Option for Prostate Cancer?

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Tests for Active Surveillance There are several tests doctors use to determine if a patient is a good candidate for active surveillance as a treatment option. Doctors determine a patient’s Gleason score by examining the suspect tissue and rating the aggressiveness of the tumor on a scale that ranges from 1 to 10. The Prostate-Specific […]

How is prostate cancer different from other types of cancer?

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Prostate cancer differs from other types of cancer. In general, prostate cancer is different from other types of cancers.┬áProstate tumors tend to be slower growing than other types of cancers. Physicians try to identify fast-growing, aggressive tumors because they tend to be more lethal. Until recently, only the Gleason score could be used to determine […]


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