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Prostate Cancer Learning Hub

,Prostate Cancer Learning Hub

Prostate cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in Europe and the most common cancer among European men,1 making it a major cause of morbidity. Risk factors for prostate cancer include, increasing age, genetic susceptibility, glucose intolerance and environmental factors.2

The Prostate Cancer Learning Hub has been designed with the busy healthcare professional in mind. The resource conveniently organises a range of up-to-date education content, reference materials and decision support tools, all focussing on prostate cancer.

The disease awareness section provides you with access to a Prostate Cancer Knowledge Centre, which has been developed to provide you with easy to digest best practice guidance for the treatment and management of patients with prostate cancer. In addition access to editorials of key journal publications, an events calendar, video channel, patient materials and interactive healthcare professionals tools are also available.

References

  1. Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J et al. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer 2013;49:1374-1403. EUCAN fact sheet. Estimated incidence, mortality & prevalence, 2012.
  2. Tewari R, Rajender S, Natu SM et al. Diet, obesity, and prostate health: are we missing the link? J Androl 2012;33:763-776.

     

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcomas (STS) are malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in tissues which connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. Muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and synovial tissues are types of soft tissue.

Management of soft tissue sarcoma depends on the stage of disease and histological subtype.1 Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for patients with localised disease and is often curative. However, as recurrence is likely to occur when tumour cells remain after surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy is often also considered, especially for patients with intermediate or high-grade tumours. Radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to help cure cancers, is also often administered for patients in whom surgery is inappropriate or who decline surgery.1

For soft tissue sarcomas, the specialist healthcare professional may recommend radiotherapy to shrink sarcomas before surgery, help stop the sarcoma returning after surgery, to help slow the growth rate of advanced sarcomas and help relieve symptoms.

Discover classification of sarcomas by histopathology, look at prevalence and more by visiting the The Soft Tissue Sarcoma Knowledge Centre.


References

  1. . Clark MA, Fisher C et al. (2005) “Soft-tissue sarcomas in adults.” N Engl JMed 353(7): 701–11.

Clinical Case Studies

Smoking Cessation

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Lung Cancer

Suma Kumar, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Richard Leach, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
The wife and daughter of a patient you are treating for lung cancer are concerned about their risk of developing cancer. The wife is an ex-smoker having stopped six months ago.

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Non granuloma interstitial lung disease

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK
Boris Lams, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 49-year-old Cypriot woman was referred with a nine-month history of gradually increasing breathlessness and a dry cough. She was breathless at 100 yards.

Blog

Would you trust a doctor to decide if you are an appropriate subject for assisted dying? I wouldn't, neither should you, and my colleagues who are not fortunate enough to be retired will be crazy if they allow themselves to be dragged into the process. Proponents of legislative change should man up and face the implications of their proposals, without hiding behind the medical profession.

Medical Videos

In the podcast, Dr. Crawford describes current and upcoming options available to urologists for treating this group of patients.
In the podcast, Dr. Crawford describes current and upcoming options available to urologists for treating this group of patients.
New Developments in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
New Developments in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
Metastatic Breast Cancer - A Patient's View of Various Treatments Including Eribulin
Metastatic Breast Cancer - A Patient's View of Various Treatments Including Eribulin
Surviving Advanced Breast Cancer
Surviving Advanced Breast Cancer
Eribulin Trial Success
Eribulin Trial Success
An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
An Animation Explaining the Development of Lymphoma
An Animation Explaining the Development of Lymphoma
Cancer Vaccines- Dr. Kelvin Lee
Cancer Vaccines- Dr. Kelvin Lee
HPV Vaccine
HPV Vaccine

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Oncology

Breast-conserving surgery with or without irradiation in women aged 65 years or older with early breast cancer (PRIME II): a randomised controlled trial

3 days ago -  The Lancet Oncology

Background: For most older women with early breast cancer, standard treatment after breast-conserving surgery is adjuvant whole-breast radiotherapy and adjuvant endocrine treatment. We aimed to ...

Clinical outcomes of a novel therapeutic vaccine with Tax peptide-pulsed dendritic cells for adult T cell leukaemia/lymphoma in a pilot study

8 days ago -  British Journal of Haematology

Adult T cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a human T cell leukaemia virus type-I (HTLV-I)-infected T cell malignancy with poor prognosis. We herein developed a novel therapeutic vaccine designed to ...

Medical Images

Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity
Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity
Sarcoidosis - chest radiograph
Sarcoidosis - chest radiograph
Sarcoidosis - radiograph showing interstitial shadowing
Sarcoidosis - radiograph showing interstitial shadowing
Hematoxylin and eosin stain
Hematoxylin and eosin stain
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Pulmonary nodule
Pulmonary nodule
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Bronchogenic cyst
Bronchogenic cyst

Online CME

Managing patients at risk of prostate cancer

After completing this module, you should know: How to advise men who are worried about prostate cancer, what information you should give them, and the treatment options available to men...

Prostate cancer: understanding the patient pathway and treatment options - in association with Prostate Cancer UK

After completing this module you should, regarding prostate cancer: Know what treatment options are available for each stage of the disease, be able to discuss the risks and benefits of...

Prostate cancer screening and the management of clinically localized disease

Learning outcomes: 1) Recognize who is at risk of prostate cancer; 2) Review the current recommendations on prostate cancer screening; 3) Recognize the harms associated with prostate cancer biopsy; 4)...

Clinical Trials

Prospective Observational Study of 1st and 2nd Line Vectibix® Use in RAS-wt mCRC Pts to Evaluate Pattern of Use and ORR (VISION)

19-12-2014

The study will shed additional light on the impact of Vectibix® under the current, standard clinical conditions of mCRC treatment in Greece. It will provide data on the duration and the outcomes of Vectibix® treatment in real-life setting.

Study of Efficacy and Safety of Nivolumab in Combination With EGF816 and of Nivolumab in Combination With INC280 in Patients With Previously Treated Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

18-12-2014

To determine the efficacy and safety of Nivolumab in combination with EGF816 and of Nivolumab in combination with INC280 in previously treated NSCLC patients

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