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Prostate Cancer

Big data analysis predicts risk of radiotherapy side effects

Analysing big data to predict men’s risk of side effects could help personalise radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.

Low testosterone levels linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer

Men with unusually low amounts of testosterone in their blood are around 20% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Availability of robotic prostate cancer surgery could be a bigger draw for patients than quality of hospital

Prostate cancer patients may base choice of hospital for surgery on availability of new technology, rather than hospital quality information, according to study

News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate cancer.

Pelvis-targeting radiotherapy safe for prostate cancer patients

A form of radiotherapy targeting the pelvis is safe for men with advanced localised prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat.

‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Read Alfred's story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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