Breakthroughs in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Wed Nov. 1st 2023

A trial held in Britain, Ireland and Canada, has concluded that five more powerful doses administered within a week were as effective as the existing treatment of between 20 and 40 doses in a 5-year follow-up. Lead researcher Prof Nicholas van As from the Royal Marsden Hospital said the results were "outstanding" and "fantastic" for patients.

The study found that after five years, 96% of the men who received five doses of the multi-beam radiotherapy were cancer-free, compared to 95% who received at least 20 doses of standard radiotherapy. Side effects, such as needing to pass urine more often, were low in both groups. The top-line results of the PACE-B trial were presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) conference in October 2023.

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If there is a man in your life making decisions about their prostate cancer treatment, make sure they have a conversation with a radiation oncologist so that they can consider all their options.


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Breakthroughs in Prostate Cancer Treatment