Oxygen is a Clue to Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Apr 4, 2012
It’s a question that haunts men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer: will the cancer come back? A team of radiation oncologists at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Cancer Program have discovered a way to help answer that question and report that oxygen is a clue to prostate cancer recurrence in men with intermediate-risk disease.
Standard treatment for men with prostate cancer includes surgery (prostatectomy), radiation therapy, or both. However, even these aggressive measures do not guarantee elimination of cancer, as about 25% of treatment men experience recurrence of prostate cancer.