I recently listened with interest to a podcast interview with Professor Anthony Zietman, (Professor of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School). about
half way through the podcast Professor Zietman expresses some concerns re the efficacy of Proton Beam Radiation in treating prostate cancer. The podcast dated 21st of August 2008 is available below
I would be interested to know if anyone has found either supporting or conflicting academic views on the efficacy of proton beam radiation in treating PCa?
My own journey is available on the YANA site below.
Cheers from the sunny springtime, "LAND DOWN UNDER".
Diagnosed March 2007, Age 57
Positive DRE, 12 Core Biopsy, 6 cores positive PCa,
Gleason 7 (4+3), Stage T2B
Rx 9 months LHRH ADT Lucrin, Neo Adjuvant,
Gold Seed implants 2 weeks prior to EBRT
70gy 3D Conformal EBRT
PSA: Nov 2006 = 6.0 ng/ml
May 2007 = 5.9 ng/ml * 1st Lucrin IMI
Aug 2007 = 0.85 ng/ml* 2nd Lucrin IMI
Nov 2007 = 0.45 ng/ml * 3rd Lucrin IMI
Jan 2008 = 0.29 ng/ml * 8 weeks EBRT and TURP in May
June 2008 = 0.12 ng/ml
Sept 2008 = 0.14 ng/ml
Post Edited (John Bonneville) : 10/9/2008 7:10:20 AM (GMT-6)