Looking for clues to prostate cancer
Institute of Cancer Research
Royal Marsden NHS Trust
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At the moment, men with early stage prostate cancer usually have surgery to remove the tumour. But it’s not clear whether adding radiotherapy or hormone therapy after surgery can cut the chances of the cancer coming back. The RADICALS trial is testing various combinations and timings of radiotherapy and hormone therapy, to find out the best way of treating men with the disease.
This trial could shape the way that men with early prostate cancer are treated in future, making sure they get the most effective treatment with fewest side effects.
Other research projects by Chris Parker
CRUK/07/008: RADICALS: Randomised phase III trial of adjuvant vs selective salvage treatment after radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer
Funding period: 01 April 2007 to 31 March 2020