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URO TODAY: Recurrence of prostate tumours starts no later than 58 days in the course of radiotherapy for prostate cancer, according to a new study. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: The side effects of radiotherapy for prostate cancer are likely to lessen as new approaches become available, says a new study. READ MORE>

It is likely that recent technical advances, such as intensity modulation and image guidance, will further improve the toxicity profile of prostate radiotherapy.

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DAILY MAIL: UK scientists are trialling a new way to prevent collateral damage sometimes caused by radiation treatment for prostate cancer – a balloon that is blown up with fluid to keep healthy organs away from the prostate. READ MORE>

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PR NEWSWIRE: Auckland Radiation Oncology Centre is the first to use Elekta VMAT, treating a patient with prostate cancer using a single 100-second arc of radiation. READ MORE>

Such rapid treatments change the entire therapy experience for these patients, who have had to remain completely still for seven minutes during radiation delivery for each of 37 to 39 separate treatment sessions or “fractions.”

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URO TODAY: Prostate cancer patients treated with external beam radiation who are still having urinary/gastrointestinal problems two months after treatment are more likely to have long-term side effects. READ MORE>

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THE TELEGRAPH.COM: An increasing trend in the United States has urologists purchasing their own radiation therapy units, hiring a radiotherapist and then benefiting from added income, thanks to the high facility fee. READ MORE>

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NZ HERALD:  An Auckland privately owned radiation therapy clinic has introduced a treatment expected to improve the control of prostate cancer tumours and reduce harmful complications. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: A US trial combining high dose rate brachytherapy with external beam radiation treatment “marks the arrival of image-guided brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer”, the researchers claim. READ MORE>

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US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: New research suggests more men will be getting radiation therapy for locally advanced prostate cancer, according to a paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual conference. READ MORE>

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AFP: A combination of radiation therapy and hormone treatment can cut by 43 percent the risk of death in men suffering from locally advanced or high-risk prostate cancer, according to research presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. READ MORE>

It showed that adding radiation therapy to androgen deprivation therapy produced significant benefits for the cancer patients.

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