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Curing prostate cancer with ultra sound waves

02-Dec-2019

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Scientists use ultrasound waves to cure prostate cancer.

Inserted a rod shaped device in to the urethra and deliver precise dose of ultrasound waves.

Ultrasound waves heated and destroyed the tumour, but leaves the surrounding areas unharmed.

No side effects such as urinary incontinence or impotence were seen.

Clinically significant cancer was eliminated in 80%, 65% had no signs of cancer after one year.

115 men with localised prostate cancer participated in this study.

Research by University of California at LA, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Approved for clinical use in Europe - can be done as an outpatient procedure

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Institute

A non-profit organization based in US focusing on radiology in the field of medicine

Academic

Specialist in diagnostic and interventional radiology

Academia

Public land-grant research university