Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Trin canser y brostad datblygedig lleol

Dyma ein hymchwilwyr yn datgelu'r technegau gorau am drin canser y brostad datblygedig lleol.

Cancer laboratory

Mae'r cynnwys isod ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Locally advanced prostate cancer affects 20,000 men per year in the US, and 4,000 men per year in the UK. Before embarking on this new research, there was no consensus on the standard of care or the best way to treat the condition.

This study is practice changing as it highlights the importance of radiation in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer patients and clearly demonstrates its benefits. It shows that the standard treatment for these patients should now be hormone therapy plus radiation.

Professor Malcolm Mason Institute of Cancer & Genetics

Finding the best treatment

Previous studies in patients compared hormone therapy alone, radiotherapy alone, and hormone therapy plus radiotherapy. However, these trials failed to sufficient patients to show any differences in outcomes, and the result was uncertainty about the role of radiotherapy in such patients.

An international randomised clinical trial led by Cardiff researchers sought to end the confusion by identifying whether combining hormone therapy plus radiotherapy improves the outcome for sufferers. The trial showed that treating locally advanced disease with a combination of radiotherapy and hormone therapy halved the risks of dying of prostate cancer.

Life saving reserach

Our research has proven that combining radiotherapy and hormone therapy halves the risks of dying of prostate cancer.

Changing treatment worldwide

It is now a standard of care, enshrined in European and North American guidelines, that all such patients who are fit enough to receive it, should now be offered combined modality radiotherapy plus hormone therapy.

Dyma’n harbenigwyr

Yr Athro Malcolm Mason

Yr Athro Malcolm Mason

Professor, Institute of Cancer & Genetics

Cysylltau cysylltiedig

Gall eich rhodd ein helpu ni i wneud datblygiadau arloesol a mynd i’r afael â heriau byd-eang pwysig; o ddarganfyddiadau fydd yn helpu i frwydro canser i dechnolegau fydd yn lliniaru newid hinsawdd.