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New ASTRO/ASCO/AUA guideline for prostate cancer supports shortened radiation therapy

20:00 EDT 10 Oct 2018 | AAAS

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Three prominent medical societies today issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with early-stage prostate cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Adoption of the guideline could make treatment shorter and more convenient for many patients with prostate cancer. Developed by a panel of experts from ASTRO, ASCO and AUA, the new guideline recommends offering patients a treatment option known as hypofractionated radiation therapy as an alternative to longer, conventional courses of radiation.

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