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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. The principle being that it can help to rule out or guide follow-up biopsies.

Using mpMRI should mean that fewer prostate cancers will be missed. And it should help to re...

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 me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national initiative for hospitals to phase out TRUS biopsies and replace them with transperineal biopsies under local anaesthet...

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