Friday, 31 August 2007

Dual therapy for high-risk prostate cancer

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According to research carried out by Dr. Michael Dattoli, of the Dattoli Cancer Center, Sarasota, Florida, high rates of tumor control are possible over the long term in high-risk prostate cancer patients with combination treatment consisting of external beam radiation followed by brachytherapy. This research was reported in the journal Cancer.

According to Dr. Dattoli, despite perceptions that brachytherapy is inappropriate for patients at high risk of cancer progression, this study strengthens the rationale behind using brachytherapy for such patients.

In addition, most patients were cured without incurring incontinence or impotence over the long-term.

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