September 29, 2009

Mayo researchers find few side effects from radiation treatment given after prostate cancer surgery

By Kelley Luckstein

The largest single-institution study of its kind has found few complications in prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy after surgery to remove the prostate. Men in this study received radiotherapy after a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test following surgery indicated their cancer had recurred.

Researchers say the findings from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota suggest that patients and their physicians should not overly worry about toxicity and side effects from the treatment, known as salvage external beam radiotherapy. The study findings will be published in the October issue of Radiotherapy and Oncology.

 ScienceBlog, 09/29/09

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, prostate cancer

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