29 Mar '11, 10am

New non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer

New non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer

SINGAPORE: A new non-invasive treatment option for prostate cancer has been developed that minimises the side effects and down time for patients. Seven patients with low risk prostate cancer took part in Phase one of trials conducted by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) last August. Based on initial results, this non-invasive (magnetic resonance-guided focused) ultrasound method offers few complications. In Singapore, prostate cancer is affecting its ageing population four times more frequently as compared to 30 years ago. Existing treatment options for prostate cancer include surgical removal of the prostate gland and radiation therapy, and have lasting side effects. However, the new treatment allows patients to resume their normal activities a couple of days after treatment, as compared to about two weeks for radical prostat...

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