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5 years after proton beam therapy, most prostate cancer patients are disease-free and living a normal life, study reports

According to Dr Mendenhall, the number of cancer-free men previously diagnosed with mid-level prostate cancer is of particular significance
A long-term outcomes study of prostate cancer patients treated with image-guided protons may begin to dispel questions about the efficacy of proton therapy and its impact on patient quality of life. For five years, clinicians at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, tracked the ongoing health of 211 men. Each had been diagnosed with low-, intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer. And all had been treated with image-guided proton therapy between August 2006 and September 2007. Among prostate cancer study participants, patients were deemed low risk with a Gleason score of 6, and a PSA less than 10. Intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients had a Gleason score of greater than 6 but less than 8, and/or a PSA more than 10, but less than 20.... Full article