New Method of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Saves Lives

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             This Sunday, June 21st, is not only Father’s Day, it’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Day in Kansas City. The University of Kansas Hospital is teaming with The Kansas City Royals to bring that message to dads and their families during the game at Kauffman Stadium at 1:10 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox.

            Prostate cancer affects as many men as breast cancer affects women each year. About 40% of men who survive prostate cancer will see a recurrence of cancer. That’s why a new test perfected by a doctor at The University of Kansas Hospital offers so much hope. Dr. Reg Dusing says the radioactive compound helps pinpoint the cancer three times better than traditional methods, and is saving lives.

            “We have many patients who have been diagnosed, been treated and gone back into remission,” said Dusing. “It’s pretty exciting and I think it will change the way that recurrent prostate cancer is treated.”

            In the video, Dr. Dusing explains why the compound used to detect most cancers won’t work with prostate cancer, how testing proved the new compound works three times better and how it will change the way prostate cancer is treated. Also, a prostate cancer patient, Stuart May talks about how this new test helped him and helped his doctors come up with a treatment plan. Video of various cancer scans is also included.