Acute toxicity might predict biochemical control after prostate radiotherapy!

The research article: "Acute Epithelial Toxicity Is Prognostic for Improved Prostate Cancer Response to Radiation Therapy: A Retrospective, Multicenter, Cohort Study" from Thomas Eade FRANZCR, Ananya Choudhury MA, PhD, MRCP, FRCR, Alan Pollack MD, PhD, Matthew Abramowitz MD, Felix M. Chinea MD, Linxin Guo BSc, MHSc, Jason Kennedy BSc, MSc, Sandra Louw, George Hruby FRANZCR, Andrew Kneebone FRANZCR, Catharine West PhD, has been published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 101, Issue 4, 15 July 2018, Pages 957-963.

The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that increased acute toxicity, measured using subdomains reflective of epithelial cell damage, will be associated with reduced late biochemical failure, as a surrogate for tumor radiosensitivity. To read the abstract click here.