What we’re reading in the Press and International Media, some selected thought-provoking stories:
Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment to 'seek and destroy' tumours could extend lives of thousands of patients
Breakthrough PSMA radiotherapy treatment is now privately available in the UK
American Society of Clinical Oncology experts said treatment provides hope
Considered the most promising new treatment for prostate cancer in 15 years, it could benefit at least 5,000 men a year if made available on the NHS
A radical ‘seek and destroy’ treatment could extend the lives of thousands of men with advanced prostate cancer.
The approach – described by experts as ‘game changing’ – uses high-tech molecules to track down tumours anywhere in the body and blast them with a radioactive payload.
became available privately in Britain for the ‘PSMA’ radiotherapy treatmentThe breakthrough first-time last week – with two men already treated.
Thousands more are expected to benefit if global trials currently under way come back with positive results, providing the key to NHS approval.