Navigation Links
Cost effective prostate cancer treatment underused in the UK
Date:4/21/2013

pared to radiotherapy treatments.2  Despite the increased risk, more younger men choose surgery over radiotherapy – studies have shown that this treatment choice is influenced by the patient's first consultation with their doctor.2

Associate Professor Lotte Steuten of Health Technology Assessment at University of Twente and the lead author of the study said: "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men5 and UK survival rates are lower than in comparable countries such as Norway and Sweden.6 Brachytherapy is offered as an out-patient procedure, which means it has shorter recovery time than surgery and our findings reflect that it is more cost effective.1 We would urge all practitioners involved in the care of people with prostate cancer to consider these results and how they can achieve the best outcomes for their patients as well as cost effectiveness for the healthcare system compared to other treatments excluding active surveillance."

Dr Christine Elwell , Consultant Oncologist, Northampton General Hospital, commented:  "In the past 20 years we have made huge strides in prostate cancer survival. But we can't and shouldn't lose sight of quality of life.  This long term analysis joins a growing body of evidence that brachytherapy should be considered in more cases and can improve outcomes."

Ben Pais , Nucletron, an Elekta company's Vice President Medical Affairs, said: "The NHS recently outlined its commitment to improving radiotherapy services across England as part of its ambition to save an extra  5,000 lives a year from cancer.7 These findings reflect that brachytherapy can offer better outcomes and is the most cost effective treatment option."

The study was funded by
'/>"/>

SOURCE Elekta
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Internal and External Communications Excellence for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Increasing Organizational Effectiveness
2. Downsizing and the Need for Increased Selling Effectiveness Fuel Delta Points Growth
3. Breaking Study: ICU Medicals Tego® Needlefree Connector Proves More Cost Effective Than Traditional Central Venous Catheter Locks
4. Researchers reveal why some pain drugs become less effective over time
5. UK company to demonstrate their commercially effective graphene production process
6. The Italian Institute of Prophylaxis against Animal Diseases (IZS) to test effectiveness of BeesFree Inc.s Technology in Combating Colony Collapse Disorder
7. CSL Behring Data Shows 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Is As Effective and a More Rapid Treatment for Vitamin K Antagonist Reversal Than Current Standard of Care
8. AQUA® Technology Uses Extend Beyond Protein: Effective measurement of messenger RNA now demonstrated
9. Peers Underscored As An Effective Counseling Tool
10. Stem Cell Therapy Shown to be Effective in Treating Liver Cirrhosis
11. Protein that helps tumor blood vessels mature could make cancer drugs more effective
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... worldwide conservation efforts have made great strides in saving ... China, there are over 65 giant panda reserves that ... despite these efforts, just 1596 pandas remain in the ... zoos hope to save the panda by improving genetic ... the wild. Just how are these high-profile programs doing ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Shimadzu ... LC/MS amino acid analysis system developed jointly with ... UF-Amino Station can analyze 38 amino acids in ... UF-Amino Station achieves high-speed analysis utilizing a fast ... LCMS-2020 provides accurate analytical results even under conditions ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... TEL AVIV, Israel , July 23, 2014 ... Ltd ., a portfolio company of Trendlines ... with one of Israel,s ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/666259-a) , Valentis,s technology combines ... from plant pulp waste, with additional nanoparticles to ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014  GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX), a ... is filing for two medical marijuana dispensary locations in ... addition to the Clark County, Nevada ... permit, as previously announced.  GrowBLOX Sciences, CEO ... two new applications for dispensaries in the City ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu's New UF-Amino Station Provides High-Speed, Multi-Component Analysis of Amino Acids in Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical Testing 2Valentis Nanotech Signs MOU to Integrate Technology in Thermoplastics Production 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Files for Two Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Files for Two Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas 3
... Calif., March 20, 2012 Cepheid (NASDAQ: ... of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), it ... Health to develop sample processing and amplification methods for ... reaction (PCR) on the GeneXpert® System. The $1.3 million ...
... March 20, 2012 Heptares Therapeutics, the ... company of Shire PLC (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... its exclusive option to license a novel adenosine A ... in preclinical development. Adenosine A 2A is a ...
... 19, 2012  MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MDXG), an ... regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic ... distribution agreement with Systagenix, whereby Systagenix will co-market ... specifically processed from amniotic tissue, EpiFix® offers a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Sample Processing and Amplification Methods for Detection of Bloodstream Bacteria 2Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Sample Processing and Amplification Methods for Detection of Bloodstream Bacteria 3Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Sample Processing and Amplification Methods for Detection of Bloodstream Bacteria 4Heptares Grants Shire an Exclusive Worldwide Licence to Develop and Commercialise Novel Drug Candidate for CNS Disorders 2Heptares Grants Shire an Exclusive Worldwide Licence to Develop and Commercialise Novel Drug Candidate for CNS Disorders 3MiMedx Signs Agreement with Systagenix for Global Distribution of EpiFix® 2MiMedx Signs Agreement with Systagenix for Global Distribution of EpiFix® 3
(Date:7/23/2014)... strength, but it also holds the promise of a ... to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. ... group using spinach to study the proteins involved in ... energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. , ... efficient system ever built, capable of converting the energy ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Migratory songbirds are disappearing, and though conservationists are examining ... habitat, acid rain and light pollution, a key piece ... birds go once they leave their breeding sites, and ... , To answer this question, a team of researchers ... migratory connectivity map produced for a songbird, using tracking ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... planet,s soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon ... than that released by burning fossil fuels. This happens ... of carbon is balanced by carbon coming into the ... as well as by the underground activities of plant ... rising temperatures increase the rate of soil respiration. As ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye 2York University researchers use bird 'backpacks' to put wood thrushes migration on the map 2Climate change and the soil 2
... 2012) Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute ... trial of IDRI,s novel tuberculosis vaccine candidate, ID93 + ... safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate in ... by Johnson County Clin-Trials in Lenexa, Kansas, in close ...
... has on pregnancy, are urging men to get ... development. Reproductive experts from the University of ... father,s obesity negatively impacts sperm, resulting in smaller ... While the health risks surrounding obesity ...
... Venture has developed a framework to evaluate the risk ... A paper based on this work: A framework for ... has been published in the Malaria Journal ... anti-infective drug, so it is important when developing new ...
Cached Biology News:As TB grows more difficult to control, vaccine candidate to prevent disease enters clinical testing 2Thinking about kids? Man, you gotta shed the kilos 2MMV develops framework to assess risk of resistance for antimalarial compounds 2