Smart radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer

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Published: 6 Oct 2010
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Dr Barbara Jereczek-Fossa - European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Dr Jereczek-Fossa speaks about radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer and specifically the advances that have been made in smart technologies. Image guided radiotherapy allows the treatment to accurately target tumour cells and consequently allows much higher doses of radiation to be used. Dr Jereczek-Fossa talks about the choice patients must make between image guided radiotherapy and robotic surgery, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment and discusses the role of radiotherapy as an adjuvant treatment following surgery.