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A trial of MR guided focused ultrasound to treat men with early stage prostate cancer
This trial looked at magnetic resonance (MR) guided focused ultrasound to treat men with early stage prostate cancer. The trial was for men with prostate cancer that was completely contained in the prostate gland.
More about this trial
Doctors can treat prostate cancer by removing it with surgery. As with all treatments, this has side effects that can affect your
MR guided focused ultrasound uses high power ultrasound waves to heat up the cancer and destroy it. To have the treatment, a doctor inserts a probe into your back passage (rectum) next to your prostate gland. They look at images from an
In this trial, researchers thought that MR guided focused ultrasound might work as well as surgery to treat prostate cancer and have fewer side effects.
The aims of this trial were to find out:
- how well MR guided focused ultrasound works for early prostate cancer
- how safe it was
- how it affected quality of life
Summary of results
The trial closed early as it was difficult to find enough men to take part. So it won't be producing any results.
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