Find The Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

http://youtu.be/TjEnSwBGOn0 What prostate cancer treatments are most effective at eliminating localized cancer, and preventing it from coming back? Visit our website at http://www.pctrf.org Closed Captions, (CC), enabled for English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional). You have a choice on treatment selection. For men and their loved ones facing a decision on the best treatment for localized prostate cancer, this video and our website will introduce you to the results of a new study comparing the effectiveness of the various treatments including robotic prostatectomy, brachytherapy, IMRT, proton radiation, HIFU, Cyberknife and others. Our expert panel reviewed more than 28,000 articles published over a 14 year period from all available respected journals on prostate cancer treatment. The panel selected over 1,100 articles to be included in the study results. See how effective each prostate cancer treatment is at preventing recurrence of cancer in men, and curing their cancer. http://www.pctrf.org Video Development - Dean Dubinsky Video Transcript: Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. Increasing Knowledge - Building Hope. Dr Peter Grimm, Prostate Cancer Results Study Group. Doctor Peter Grimm is the Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Center of Seattle. For almost 30 years Doctor Grimm has worked tirelessly in the battle against prostate cancer treating thousands of patients and training even more physicians. You have prostate cancer. The good news is that the overall survival for prostate cancer is generally very good. The next question, however, is which treatment is best for you? Which treatment will result in the long term likelihood that the cancer will never return. In order to make this decision you need current, up to date, unbiased information. Doctor Peter Grimm is the leader of the Prostate Cancer Results Study Group. A group of physicians from around the world, who have come together to review the worlds literature on the effectiveness of different prostate cancer treatments. The Prostate Cancer Results Study Group has reviewed more than 28,000 articles, published from all available respected journals. From these articles, over 1100 were identified as related to treatment results. Spanning a fourteen year period, these results provide a roadmap of which prostate cancer treatments have been the most successful in keeping cancer from coming back. This work is the focus of this video. The Prostate Cancer Results Study Group work is unprecedented. It represents fourteen years of evaluating the results of the various treatments that are available for your cancer. With this information you can compare treatments, you can compare combination of treatments and determine which treatments are best for you. It will help you determine which treatment will result in the cancer going away and never coming back in your lifetime. Fred Owen is Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. Fred is leading the effort to share information of the effectiveness of different prostate cancer treatments, through the Foundation website. The Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation has recently made the results of this study easily available through an interactive website. To use this new comparison tool, you'll need to know three things about your diagnosis. Your PSA level, the Stage of your cancer and the Grade or Gleason Score from the biopsy. Using these numbers the website will help determine your risk group, Low, Intermediate or High Risk. The interactive chart on the website allows you to compare the effectiveness of each treatment. For example, using the chart for high-risk disease you can see the results for surgery. The scale on the left to the chart shows the percentage of patients with no sign of cancer recurrance. The scale at the bottom shows how these results change over the years. To compare other treatments simply select them in the list. Here we compare surgery with external beam radiation. In the high-risk categories you can also view the results of combined treatments, such as External Beam Radiation, Seed Implants and ADT or Hormone Therapy. Making this information directly available to you as opposed to the medical community only, is remarkable. This information is available through the Foundation website and can be used along with your physician and your family to help you make an informed decision about which treatment might be best for you. The Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation is working to share information on the effectiveness of the different prostate cancer treatments for patients so they can make an informed decision on the best treatment plan. For more information please visit our website at www.pctrf.org and click on compare treatments. This work can only continue with the help of people like you. We appreciate your comments and support. Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. www.pctrf.org