Newswire (Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Received: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7:42:05 PM CDT)

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Studies Conducted at University of Minnesota on Prostate Cancer Recently Reported (Early Stage Cancer in Older Adults Prostate-Avoiding Overtreatment and Undertreatment)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Data detailed on Oncology - Prostate Cancer have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The diagnosis of prostate cancer in elderly men is likely to increase over the next several decades, owing to changing demographics and a rising population of men older than 65 years. Given the heterogeneity and well-documented challenges in screening, diagnosing, and managing indolent versus aggressive prostate cancer, the geriatric patient population is particularly vulnerable to prostate cancer treatment nuances."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Minnesota, "Clinicians must become familiar with geriatric assessment tools to better answer life-expectancy questions prior to counseling patients on treatment options. The preferences and values of patients and their families must always be considered when making screening and treatment decisions."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Careful selection of patients following a holistic evaluation will not only minimize over-treatment and undertreatment of prostate cancer, but may also allow for the early identification of unique geriatric vulnerabilities and permit quicker interventions to improve the quality of life of these men during their elderly years."

For more information on this research see: Early Stage Cancer in Older Adults Prostate-Avoiding Overtreatment and Undertreatment. Cancer Journal, 2017;23(4):238-241. Cancer Journal can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Two Commerce Sq, 2001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.A. Warlick, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Urol, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States. Additional authors for this research include S. Jiang and V. Narayan.

Keywords for this news article include: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America, Cancer, Article Review, Diagnostics and Screening, Epidemiology, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, University of Minnesota.

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