SBRT photons, protons or carbon for prostate cancer: How good is the data?

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Published: 9 May 2019
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Prof Mach Roach III - University of California, San Francisco, USA

Prof Mach Roach III speaks to ecancer at the 2019 International Gastrointestinal, Liver and Uro-Oncology Conference (IGILUC) in Cairo about the recent advances in radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.

He explains the application of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) along with the advantages associated with this technique.

Prof Roach III also describes the use of alternative types of radiotherapy, which are currently being explored and include proton, carbon and X-ray radiation.

For the future, he hopes that the use of particle radiotherapy will offer minimal side effects for these types of patients.