Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment substantially improves survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer, according to results from the STAMPEDE trial, published in The Lancet and presented at the 2018 ESMO Annual Meeting in Munich, Germany yesterday. These findings are practice changing and will mean radiotherapy, alongside hormone therapy should become the standard of care for some men with advanced prostate cancer. In this part of the STAMPEDE trial, more than 2,000 men with prostate cancer that had already spread beyond the prostate were randomly split into two groups: Group A received standard treatment (hormone therapy, plus docetaxel for those men who were recruited in 2016) Group H received standard treatment (hormone therapy, plus docetaxel for those men who were recruited in 2016) plus radiotherapy to their prostate. After three years of follow-up, the researchers found that overall, there was no difference in how long men ...
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