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Treating prostate with radiotherapy boosts survival in advanced prostate cancer

Parker C et al. ESMO 2018, Abstract LBA5_PR

Key clinical point: Local radiation can improve survival of low-burden metastatic prostate cancer.

Major finding: In men with low-burden metastatic disease, the 3-year overall survival rate was 81% with radiation versus 73% without.

Study details: A prospective study of 2,061 men in a randomized, phase 3 trial exploring new therapeutic options for prostate cancer.

Disclosures: The study is sponsored by the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom. Dr. Parker disclosed research funding and personal fees from Bayer and personal fees from Advanced Accelerator Applications and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Duran disclosed participation in compensated advisory boards for Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb and speaker honoraria from Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck.

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Parker C et al. ESMO 2018, Abstract LBA5_PR