February 20, 2012

Study questions prostate cancer therapy


An expensive, cutting-edge therapy touted by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being assailed for increasing the very problem it claims to reduce - side effects… The study was also criticized in statements by the head of the National Association for Proton Therapy and officials at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Florida, both of which have proton centers. All warned that the study's design, looking back on large numbers of patients, cannot take into account other factors that might affect outcomes.

Houston Chronicle, by Todd Ackerman, 02/17/2012

Tags: Cancer, cutting-edge therapy, National Association for Proton Therapy, side-effects, University of Florida, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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