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North Shore-LIJ Offering New Radium Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patients
Date:7/30/2013

New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine is offering Radium-223 (Xofigo) treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer that has spread to the bones.

If prostate cancer grows outside of the prostate gland, it spreads into nearby tissues or lymph nodes, and then nearly always spreads to the bones. Spread of cancer to the bones can be painful and result in bone fractures or high blood calcium levels, which can be dangerous or even life threatening. Preventing or slowing the spread of prostate cancer to the bones is a major goal of treatment if the cancer has grown outside of the prostate.

“We have seen remarkable clinical responses in patients who have been treated with Radium-223,” said Brett Cox, MD, chief of brachytherapy in the Department of Radiation Medicine at North Shore-LIJ. “This is a treatment that increases the patients’ life expectancy, improves their chance to have an improved quality of life, and protects the skeleton from serious adverse events associated with prostate cancer spreading to bone. It is an exciting new weapon in the fight against metastatic prostate cancer.”

Radium-223 is an injectible form of radiation which is highly targeted to areas where prostate cancer has spread to bone. Given the unique characteristics of the treatment, the radiation is very focused and precise, only traveling a short distance from the areas containing the prostate cancer spread to bone. This protects the rest of the body from many of the possible damaging effects of treatment.

The North Shore-LIJ Department of Radiation Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center was involved in the pre-clinical trials of the treatment before it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so the health
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