Compressing 8-Week Radiation Therapy into 4 Weeks Just as Effective in Treating Localized Prostate Cancer

Compressing 8-Week Radiation Therapy into 4 Weeks Just as Effective in Treating Localized Prostate Cancer
Four weeks of radiation therapy at larger doses has the same effect as conventional radiation therapy administered to prostate cancer patients over eight weeks, according to results from a Phase 3 randomized clinical trial of 1,206 men in Australia, Canada and France. The findings provide a new standard of care for men at intermediate risk of prostate cancer. The shorter option is more convenient for patients and makes better use of resources, leading all 27 centers participating in the trial to adopt the new treatment regimen. The study, "Randomized Trial of a Hypofractionated Radiation Regimen for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer," appeared in the
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