FAQ 9

Is the Department of Health funding any research into prostate cancer?

Yes. These include:

  • The ProtectT Trial - evaluating the effectiveness of treatment for clinically localised prostate cancer. This is a large scale randomised controlled trial of treatments for localised prostate cancer detected by PSA-test screening.
  • The Department of Health and other National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) members fund the NCRI Prostate Cancer Collaboratives.
  • A highly innovative study to create and test a new non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer. The technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to locate the cancer and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to destroy it inside the body.
  • MRI for radiotherapy treatment planning - a study to improve radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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