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Expert Discusses Radiation Techniques, Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer

Angelica Welch
Published: Friday, May 11, 2018

James B. Yu, MD

James B. Yu, MD
Since the emergence of new data released in 2017, moderate hypofractionation has proven to be a quicker and efficacious method to administer radiation therapy to patients with prostate cancer.

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Yu: The hydrogel spacer was an emerging standard last year and has spread rapidly, making it a current standard for prostate radiotherapy to space the rectum away from the prostate. Randomized studies have shown a QOL benefit for not only bowel toxicity, but also urinary and sexual toxicity.
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