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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The Patient Pathway
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There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
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