Newswire (Published: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 12:01:00 PM CST, Received: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:13:40 PM CST)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- New research on Oncology - Prostate Cancer is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Toronto, Canada, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The present descriptive analysis carried out by a pan-Canadian panel of expert healthcare practitioners (HCPs) summarizes best practices for erectile rehabilitation following prostate cancer (PCa) treatment. This algorithm was designed to support an online sexual health and rehabilitation e-clinic (SHARe-Clinic), which provides biomedical guidance and supportive care to Canadian men recovering from PCa treatment."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from University Health Network, "The implications of the algorithm may be used inform clinical practice in community settings. Men's sexual health experts convened for the TrueNTH Sexual Health and Rehabilitation Initiative Consensus Meeting to address concerns regarding erectile dysfunction (ED) therapy and management following treatment for PCa. The meeting brought together experts from across Canada for a discussion of current practices, latest evidence-based literature review, and patient interviews. An algorithm for ED treatment following PCa treatment is presented that accounts for treatment received (surgery or radiation), degree of nerve-sparing, and level of pro-erectile treatment invasiveness based on patient and partner values. This algorithm provides an approach from both a biomedical and psychosocial focus that is tailored to the patient/partner presentation. Regular sexual activity is recommended, and the importance of partner involvement in the treatment decision-making process is highlighted, including the management of partner sexual concerns."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The algorithm proposed by expert consensus considers important factors like the type of PCa treatment, the timeline of erectile recovery, and patient values, with the goal of becoming a nationwide standard for erectile rehabilitation following PCa treatment."

For more information on this research see: Canadian consensus algorithm for erectile rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment. Canadian Urological Association Journal = Journal De L'association Des Urologues Du Canada, 2018;(): (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.S. Elterman, Division of Urology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. Additional authors for this research include A.R. Petrella, B. Van Asseldonk, L. Jamnicky, G.B. Brock, S. Elliott, A. Finelli, L.M. Walker, J.B. Gajewski, K.A. Jarvi, J. Robinson, J. Ellis, S. Shepherd, H. Saadat and A. Matthew.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5653. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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