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Prostate trial 'promising'

17th April 2012

A study involving 41 patients published in the Lancet Oncology journal has suggested that using targeted ultrasound on prostate cancer patients could have fewer side effects than existing treatments.

Hashim Ahmed, a urological surgeon at the trust who headed the research, which was funded by the Medical Research Council, said: "We've shown in this study that focal therapy - by targeting the individual areas of cancer - can avoid the collateral damage. We've shown that nine in 10 men had no impotence and none of the men in the study had incontinence of urine."


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