Get The Study: 2018 Update

Prostate Cancer Treatment Recurrence....


While survival rates are high, prostate cancer recurrence happens. See which prostate cancer treatments are most likely to keep cancer away for five, ten, even fifteen years. Doctors compared treatment success rates by monitoring over 119,000 men  to see which patients remained in remission, Prostate Cancer Free.  Make an informed decision about your treatment.

 

Treatments included are Prostatectomy or (Surgery), External Beam Radiation, Brachytherapy or (Seeds), High Dose Rate Radiation, High Frequency Ultrasound, Protons, Cryotherapy and others.

Get Your Copy: 2018 Study Update

With a donation of your choosing, you will receive a link to the 2018 Update of the Study. The Study is delivered in a thirty-plus page PDF file, that you can view, print or download to your computer.

Prostate Cancer Free Study: Beyond Survival – A detailed Analysis of Remission

Survival: A patient who is still alive after prostate cancer treatment. A man who has undergone successful treatment, may have his cancer return, or in medical terms, experience recurrence. Cancer recurrence almost always requires additional salvage or adjuvant treatment. Given that prostate cancer is usually a slow growing, the five year survival rate tends to be extremely high, even in the case of recurrence. Close to 100%. If diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age, rather than ‘survival’ a more meaningful marker for treatment success is to monitor the PSA levels following treatment to intercept a recurrence.

Remission: When prostate cancer treatment is successful and the cancer does not return. A patient who remains in remission does not require further cancer treatment. The proof point of ‘remission’ is dependent on the metric used to monitor the remission, such as the PSA level. Alternatively for more advanced cancer, imaging studies, i.e CT and bone scans, or the more sensitive Axumin and PSMA PET/CT scans.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Success: To monitor the success of a prostate cancer treatment, men typically have their PSA checked every six months or yearly, for a period of 10 to 15 years following treatment. A rise in PSA during that period is an indication that the cancer is no longer in remission and the cancer has returned.

This effort is unprecedented in medical literature.  We believe this work will be used as a standard reference as patients, their families and physicians look to determine appropriate options for prostate cancer therapy.
Dr. Peter Grimm

Founder, Prostate Cancer Research Study Group

Compare treatment outcomes, discuss with your family and Doctor. 

See the OUTCOMES of PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS, just like you, across the different treatments. Which of those treatments are the most successful? Thanks to the Prostate Cancer Results Study Group, an international team of doctors, specializing in prostate cancer, you can have the knowledge summarized in one easy to read PDF. This up to date research spans treatment of more than 100,000 patients over more than 15 years. The research covers the most common treatments for low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer patients.

It is available for you to VIEW, PRINT or DOWNLOAD.

Prostate Cancer Study

R. Alex Hsi, M.D. describes a tool to compare the effectiveness of different treatments for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. This tool is based on a study performed by the Prostate Cancer Results Study Group, who analyzed the treatment outcomes of over 119,000 patients across the globe, following these patients for up to 15 years. GET YOUR COPY OF THE STUDY.

Help To Continue the Work!

The Prostate Cancer Free Foundation, reviews the results of hundreds of thousands of men treated for prostate cancer. Tracking them for years. This information is available to you, and others like you, to help find the best prostate cancer treatment. This work takes time, effort, resources all of it done by volunteers. Please help us continue. Please Donate!