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Semen Analysis After Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

2014-08-27 03:15:47 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate semen for changes following radiation treatment with proton beam radiotherapy alone. The semen samples will be compared for sperm count, sperm movement, and sperm structure to assess for decreased fertility (ability to conceive and have a child).

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Location

University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville
Florida
United States
32206

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Florida

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:47-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Proteins secreted by the prostate gland. The major secretory proteins from the human prostate gland include PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, prostate-specific acid phosphatase, prostate-specific membrane antigen, and prostate-specific protein-94.

Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.

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