Higher Radiation Doses Over Shorter Time Period Is Safe, Effective, Prostate Cancer Trial Shows

Higher Radiation Doses Over Shorter Time Period Is Safe, Effective, Prostate Cancer Trial Shows
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer could be given in higher doses over a shorter period of time, results from a Phase 3 trial show. The treatment, called ultrahypofractionated radiotherapy, calls for patients to receive treatment every other weekday for two-and-a-half weeks, instead of every weekday for eight weeks, as required in conventional fractionated radiation therapy. In addition to using a lower total dose, the treatment was found to be as safe and effective as the standard approach, according to researchers. The findings were presented at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 37 Congress, held April 20-24 in Barcelona, Spain.
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