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Prostate Cancer

Catching cancer earlier in Texas is the Moncrief mission

Catching cancer early is the key to improving survival rates. That's why UT Southwestern's Moncrief Cancer Institute is providing free cancer screenings across Texas to people who are uninsured or underinsured.

How theranostics seeks, finds, and destroys metastatic cancer

Theranostics, an advanced combination of diagnostic and targeted therapy technology, uses radiopharmaceuticals to seek, find, and eliminate metastatic cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue. It is now available at UT Southwestern for pancreatic, thyroid, and several other cancers.

TULSA treats prostate cancer with no incisions, surgery, or radiation

Men with localized, low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer are seeking TULSA: an outpatient, alternative to surgery or active surveillance: no incisions, surgery, or radiation required. Learn more.

IORT: Treating cancer with internal radiation therapy

With brachytherapy, tiny implements deliver radiation directly to a tumor. And the list of cancers for which it is effective is expanding. Learn more about how UT Southwestern is leading the way in brachytherapy in Texas.

Genetic testing for prostate cancer: What men and their families should know

Prostate cancer can run in the family. Explore how genetic counseling can help families understand and potentially treat a range of genetic cancers.

5 signs your back pain might be an emergency

Severe back pain might be a sign of a more serious underlying medical emergency. In this week’s MedBlog, two spine experts discuss five symptoms that should indicate seeing a doctor right away. Read more.

What We Know About Your Prostate

Sex after prostate cancer: Treatment choice matters

Men with prostate cancer and their partners often are reluctant to talk about sexual health after treatment, but it’s a natural concern. Learn about a treatment called SAbR that can preserve sexual potency and about a clinical trial that we hope will make it even safer.

Prostate cancer genomic testing is flawed: Three reasons why

Men with prostate cancer want to know the future: Will my cancer get worse? Do I need surgery? Genomic testing can help us make educated recommendations, but it’s far from perfect. Claus Roehrborn, M.D., explains why genomic testing isn’t a “crystal ball” for predicting prostate cancer risk.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Use this guide to understand the risks, treatment options, and more.

Hormone therapy helps some prostate cancer survivors live longer

After prostate gland removal, cancer returns in up to 30% of men. But a 2017 study found that hormone-blockers plus radiation can prevent recurrence.

Cancer Clinical Trials

Select cancer clinical trials that are open and seeking participants.

PSA tests: Can they save men from prostate cancer?

PSA blood tests are controversial in screening for prostate cancer. But Dr. Roehrborn says they save lives.

UTSW teams exceed 1,000 targeted prostate biopsies

Dr. Claus Roehrborn and colleagues in Urology and Radiology are using a new, targeted biopsy method for prostate cancer that’s more effective than standard biopsies – and they’ve just reached a significant milestone.