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ChrisR
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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting article.  I like to follow nano-tech, because I think it will be the first treatment to turn cancer into a chronic illness. 
 
 
These people are having success with simply injecting nano particles into the blood stream.   I like nano-tech  because it is just a "seek and kill" treatment.  With drugs you have to first find something that will "seek" and then find a drug that will also kill.  Nano-particles are gaurnteed to kill.  They only have to find the cell first.  Which means nano-tech only has to deal with half of the problem, the seeking part.  The kill part is not of any part of the problem that has to be resloved.
 
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable as of 10/15/09
Next PSA 10/15/2010


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It is an interesting concept. Thanks for posting it. It's exciting to think what might be discovered and/or used to treat or prevent PC one day. These very well might be looked upon in the future as the "brutal days" of surgeries and high doses of radiation.

If either of my sons have the misfortune of following my steps into PC (ages 26 & 32) I hope and trust that they will have better choices in front of them, then any of us currently with PC.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


skeener
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   Posted 4/17/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this link.
 
Interesting to speculate what will happen in the future re PCa treatment.
 
Skeener


Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 11/10 - 0.0.
 
Next PSA May
Next doctor's visit in 6 months      


Magaboo
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   Posted 4/17/2010 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chris,
 
Thanks for the 'heads-up' on this very interesting development in nano technology. Hopefully it will turn into another tool to fight this dreaded disease.
All the best to you.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


JoeyG
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the type of thing that begs for research money. 82% reduction in tumors in 3 weeks is SIGNIFICANT.
 
Can this become the "gold" standard in treating PCa someday? Well, as the saying goes "money talks" and it will take some money to get this going from mice to men.
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 7 (4+3) Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09)
Doubled to 1.5 (2/10) YUCH!
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation


Zen9
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   Posted 4/20/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   

As brave - but still comparatively lonely - medical voices are starting to say, every dollar that goes into addressing the question "how can men be encouraged to get screened" is a dollar taken away from projects to, e.g., understand prostate cancer biology, to develop tests to distinguish life-threatening tumors from indolent ones, and to finance developments in nano-technology.

Otis W. Brawley, "Prostate Cancer Screening: Is This a Teachable Moment?", 101 JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 1 (October 7, 2009).

But there is a lot of money to be made by a lot of people from the status quo.

Zen9


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