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June 2, 2020

“Before having a prostate cancer biopsy, I’d demand an MRI scan”

These are the words of Dr Mark Porter, in his latest column on The Times.

In addition to calling for all men with suspected prostate cancer to have access to an MRI scan as part of a better diagnostic pathway, Dr Porter also highlights the importance of the transperineal biopsy - as opposed to the traditional TRUS, or transrectal, biopsy, where the biopsy needle is...

January 28, 2020

“TREXIT 2020”: why the time to abandon transrectal prostate biopsy starts now

A new ‘Open Access’ perspective paper by Grummet, J., Gorin, M.A., Popert, R. et al. as published in Springer Nature’s Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, is calling for the full, global eradication of the transrectal (TRUS) prostate biopsy to transperineal (TP) biopsy under local anaesthetic to be instigated in 2020.

The authors assert that “...

November 27, 2019

State of the Art Stokes Centre for Urology to host Two-day Uro-Oncology Masterclass covering latest Innovations in Prostate Cancer Pathway

On 20th & 21st November, Professor Stephen Langley and Dr Robert Laing will be hosting a Uro-Oncology Masterclass at the state-of-the-art Stokes Centre for Urology - a major centre for the treatment of prostate cancer both for the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance and nationally.

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October 14, 2019

Stephen McMahon (Queen's University Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast)

26 July 2019

High energy proton beam therapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy, made its debut in the UK in 2018. Both the NHS and private clinics began offering this treatment in the same year, but they treated very different patient groups. While the NHS used the therapy to treat childhood cancer, private clinics began treating men with prostate c...

August 6, 2019

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan when they’re referred to the hospital in England, before a biopsy.

That’s the current recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in its latest guidelines.

This special type of imaging, called multiparametric (mp)MRI, combines three different scans to help build a clearer picture of what’s going on in the prostate....

August 6, 2019

Forget Brexit, it’s all about TRexit – and urology nurses are leading the way

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways.

Everyone knows that Brexit didn’t happen on the 29th March, 2019. But ‘TRexit’ did – and it’s great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country. Confused? Let...

July 30, 2019

The National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA) published results from a prospective audit of men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England and Wales between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017 were included in the audit.

Recommendations from the findings included increased use of transperineal prostate biopsy. The report noted that the use of transperineal biopsies had remai...

July 8, 2019

A new study published in the International Multidisciplinary Brachytherapy Journal entitled Genitourinary toxicity after permanent iodine-125 seed implantation: The nationwide Japanese prostate cancer outcome study of permanent iodine-125 seed implantation (J-POPS) has found that patients who underwent low dose rate brachytherapy displayed acceptable and comparable levels of genitourinary (GU) toxicity to those previously repo...

July 1, 2019

The team at BXTAccelyon is delighted to welcome Kalpesh as the latest addition to its number.

Kalpesh is an experienced Clinical Application Specialist, having previously worked in a similar role across the Midlands area. There he implemented a number of departmental policies and procedures, and provided ultrasound training and applications support in a number of clinical areas.

Kalpesh is passionate about healthcare. As part of...

The customer services team at BXTAccelyon has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months. Recent contract wins have increased demand for the service that currently operates in 13 countries internationally. The highly knowledgeable team of four provide an exemplary service for our customers that goes way beyond what you’d expect from the average customer service team.

The team, Avni, Katrin, Lucy and Mark, are season...

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