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Prostate cancer: Brachytherapy’s fight for survival

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Published on Oct 31, 2019

Brachytherapy has a robust track record as a treatment for prostate cancer. The technique involves positioning radioactive materials inside the prostate to kill the tumour.

But this treatment seems to be going out of fashion, in favour of more modern, more expensive alternatives. Since evidence suggests that brachytherapy is cost-effective for some patients, many oncologists are keen to make sure it remains an option.

You can find out more in our collection of articles on prostate cancer: https://www.nature.com/collections/gd...

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Correction 31 Oct 2019 : This video has been re-uploaded due to a spelling error in the previously published version. The previous upload has now been deleted. We apologise for any confusion caused.

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