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Jul 2018

Revolutionary new ‘magic bullet’ treatment for prostate cancer

A revolutionary new treatment that destroys prostate cancer cells has cured terminally ill patients, in some cases given just weeks to live. A Cypriot study found that six out of ten patients with advanced disease are still in remission now one year after receiving the therapy. The treatment involves the use of a molecule which…

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Jun 2017

Blood test targets advanced prostate cancer drug treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men in the UK, with over 46,000 diagnosed with the disease each year. A blood test has been developed to identify which advanced patients would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test, which identifies cancer DNA in the blood, enables doctors to check whether precision drugs…

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Jan 2017

Biggest leap in prostate cancer testing ‘in decades’

Campaigners and doctors have hailed new MRI scanning equipment as a ‘huge leap’ in prostate cancer testing, and have said that using the advanced system nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumours that are caught. The trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, involved 576 men and showed that over 25 per cent could be…

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Jun 2016

Patient time and NHS money could be saved by hard-and-fast prostate treatment

Experts from the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital have said that less but stronger doses of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer could save the NHS money and patients’ time. The study was funded partly by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health. The experts also said that they had obtained…

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