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Early "male lumpectomy" study could boost the use of focal cryoablation therapy

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Potentially pushing focal cryoablation therapy into an additional US patient base of 180,000, a study has shown that the therapy can be used to successfully treat 80% of prostate cancer patients - where it is currently a niche treatment. The study, by the Celebration Health/Florida Hospital in Orlando, found that the therapy preserved potency in a majority of patients and limited incontinence problems, "without compromising cancer control". The authors claimed that the therapy will "fill the gap" between watchful waiting and "radical" whole irradiation treatments.

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