A large UK trial shows that lot of men undergoing surgery for prostate do not need Immediate follow-on radiation straightaway.
Trial data was presented at ESMO conference in Barcelona.
Radiation can be entirely avoided in many patients at high risk of relapse and it can be safely delayed until there is definite evidence of relapse in selected patients for months and years.
Waiting and watching is certainly prudent in some patients rather than rushing in with radiation so as to avoid side effects.
Combined data analysis using study data from France as well as Australian and New Zealand trials confirm these findings.
1. ESMO 2019 Barcelona. Men with Prostate Cancer can be Spared Radiotherapy after Surgery [ESMO 2019 Press Release].
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