Prostate cancer zapped in one month

Patients with prostate cancer opting for radiotherapy can now be treated in just four weeks, a study shows.

The use of a more intense (hypofractionated) program of 20 treatments over four weeks produced similar prostate cancer outcomes as patients allocated to the standard radiotherapy protocol of eight weeks, according to an international study that included Australian centres.

More than 200 Australian patients were involved in the research, including men from regional centres like Toowoomba, Ballarat and Wollongong, as well as the capital cities, says co-author Professor