11 September 2018

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for localised prostate cancer. Advances in radiotherapy techniques aim to increase the dose of radiation given to the prostate area, whilst reducing side effects from the treatment. One possible side effect from prostate radiotherapy is bowel problems. Promising new clinical trial data indicate that injection of a hydrogel spacer can reduce the bowel side effects caused by radiotherapy.

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