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Major clinical trial pits proton versus photon radiotherapy in prostate cancer

The national 3000-patient COMPPARE trial, which is examining outcomes with proton versus photon radiotherapy in prostate cancer, continues its robust enrollment at more than 50 clinical sites.1

Both forms of therapy are considered standard of care in prostate cancer; however, some data suggest that proton therapy may offer a safer alternative without sacrificing efficacy.2 The safety difference may arise because while photon therapy delivers X-rays that go through the tumor, potentially damaging nearby healthy tissue, proton therapy transmits proton particles that stop directly at the tumor, sparing healthy cells.

Read the full article here. 

source: Jason M. Broderick - Urology Times