Clinical trial researches radiation therapy for prostate tumors

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Prostate cancer is a condition where cells grow abnormally in the prostate; such cells may spread and cause health problems. The disease affects many men and is often found in men with high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. A clinical trial led by Krishnan R. Patel, M.D., Assistant Research Physician in the Radiation Oncology Branch, is researching a new form of focal therapy for prostate cancer. Using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivered on two separate occasions, the trial aims to minimize the typical side effects associated with the current standard prostate cancer treatment methods. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact Debbie Nathan at (240) 764-6207 or identifier: NCT05616650

NCI Protocol ID: 000611

Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Focal Ultrahypofractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Unifocal Prostate Cancer

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Posted on Fri, 10/06/2023