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Beaumont Researching New Treatment Options For Prostate Cancer

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – There is new hope in the fight against prostate cancer.

Doctors at Beaumont Hospital are researching a breakthrough radiation oncology treatment option.

Dr. Daniel Krauss says they need volunteers to participate in their study that uses state-of-the-art techniques to reduce treatment from eight and a half weeks to two weeks.

“You can essentially achieve the same safety with greater efficiency using these sophistocated techniques to give higher doses per treatment – by taking the dose from 40 -44 down to approximately 20 treatments.. now what we hope to do is take the next step and take it down from 20 treatments to 10 treatments,” said Krauss.

Krauss says that he feels this is the direction that radio-therapy treatment for prostate cancer is moving – and the work at Beaumont is ‘cutting edge research’.

For more information regarding the study or eligibility, call 248-551-3576.

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