BIOPROP20: Biologically Optimised IMRT for Prostate Radiotherapy Hypofractionated Radiotherapy With Intra-prostatic Boosts to Tumour Nodules in Men With Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer
High dose radiotherapy is a very effective treatment for prostate cancer. However, there is an increased risk of side effects compared to lower dose radiotherapy. This study will investigate the use of dose painting radiotherapy. Dose painting radiotherapy administers a high dose of radiotherapy to areas of cancer inside the prostate and a lower (standard) dose to the rest of the prostate. This may improve control of the cancer without increasing the side effects. The radiotherapy is given in 20 doses, called fractions.
|Study start date||2014-04-17|