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Jefferson doctors strengthen case for high-dose radiotherapy technique after radical prostatectomy
Date:4/13/2011

toxicities associated with radiation therapy after a prostatectomy, including late gastrointestinal bleeds, loose stools and painful bowel moments, but IMRT can minimize damage that can lead to such side effects.

"The biggest benefit for our patients who have a PSA failure after radical prostatectomy is to be able to deliver high dose radiation while sparing normal tissue," said Dr. Showalter.

Future studies, the researchers report, should determine whether these advantages translate into improved clinical outcomes for prostate cancer patients.


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Contact: Steve Graff
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215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University
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