07 May 2019

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

What next when focal therapy for prostate cancer is not enough?

Focal therapies are experimental treatments for localised prostate cancer. Focal therapies destroy small tumours, preserving some of the prostate gland. The aim is to treat the cancer with less side effects than surgery or radiotherapy. But what happens if prostate cancer comes back after focal therapy? Will the focal therapy make subsequent treatment more difficult?

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