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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to explicate the content of primary adjuvant treatment consultations in breast oncology and examine the predictive relationships between patient and oncologist consultation factors and patient satisfaction with communication. METHODS The recorded consultations of 172 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients(More)
Various conflicting guidelines and recommendations about prostate cancer screening and early detection have left both clinicians and their patients quite confused. At the Prostate Cancer World Congress held in Melbourne in August 2013, a multidisciplinary group of the world's leading experts in this area gathered together and generated this set of consensus(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this secondary investigation was to examine the impact of the type of treatment received and the perceived role in treatment decision making in predicting distress and cancer-specific quality of life in patients newly diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer. METHOD Participants included 1057 newly diagnosed breast and prostate(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this investigation was to systematically examine the efficacy of providing men with prostate cancer with an audiotape of their primary treatment consultation. METHOD Participants included 425 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 15 radiation oncologists from 4 cancer centers in Canada. Patients were block randomized to(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether an expanded (five level) risk stratification system can be used to identify the sub-group of intermediate risk patients with prostate cancer who benefit from combining androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a previously validated 5-risk group schema, a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to describe the rate and completeness of the recovery of testosterone production following prolonged temporary androgen ablative therapy in men with prostate carcinoma undergoing curative radiation therapy. METHODS Two-hundred and sixty-seven men treated with between 3 months and 3 years of adjuvant androgen ablation(More)
Background. Prior studies evaluating the effect of statins or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) on the survival of men receiving prostate cancer were treatment have reported conflicting results, and have not adjusted for comorbidity. Our aim is to investigate the influence of statins and ASA on prostate cancer survival, when comorbidity is adjusted for, in men(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To identify and describe decision-making influences on men who decide to manage their low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance. RESEARCH APPROACH Qualitative, semistructured interview. SETTING The Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada. PARTICIPANTS 25 patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and on(More)
4-Hydroxyandrostenedione (4-OHA) was administered (250 mg intramuscularly 2-weekly) in a phase 2 clinical trial to 20 postmenopausal patients with advanced breast cancer, who had failed other endocrine therapy. Seven out of 18 assessable patients (39%) responded with minimal toxicity. Endocrine studies demonstrated that the drug produced significant initial(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to explicate the content of primary treatment consultations in prostate oncology and examine the predictive relationships between patient, significant other, and oncologist consultation factors and patient satisfaction with communication. METHODS The recorded consultations of 156 newly diagnosed prostate(More)