Precision lymph node radiotherapy could improve prostate cancer outcomes, study suggests

A highly precise type of radiotherapy called intensity-modulated radiation therapy may be a safer form of treating lymph nodes in patients with prostate cancer, a clinical trial report suggests. Radiotherapy to pelvic lymph nodes in patients whose cancer has not yet spread is controversial as the treatment may have toxic effects involving the gut and bladder. But the study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, suggests that if radiotherapy to surrounding tissue is minimised, this method can significantly improve outcomes.
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