RADICALS is a large clinical trial which is taking place
in the UK, Canada, Denmark and the
Republic of Ireland at the moment.
It is a phase III randomised controlled trial that will recruit
approximately 3000 men to help answer two important questions for
men who have had surgery for prostate cancer:
- Which is the best way to use radiotherapy after surgery?
- Which is the best way to use hormone treatment with any
radiotherapy given after surgery
In breast cancer, surgery is followed by radiotherapy and
hormone treatment, because the combination is better than surgery
alone. In prostate cancer, surgery alone is a standard
treatment, and we are not sure how best to use radiotherapy and
hormone treatment after surgery.
The trial may be suitable at some point for most men who have a
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11th March 2013
Claire Murphy who has been the RADICALS Trial Manager
at the MRC CTU since the trial started will no longer be
working on the trial. We wish her all the best and will greatly
miss her. Dipa Noor will be replacing Claire and can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
26th February 2013
Congratulations to Mount Vernon Hospital in the UK for
recruiting their 100th patient into the trial! Thank you for all
your hard work and keep up the good work!
7th January 2013
Over 2000 patients have now been recruited to RADICALS!
This is great news to start the year and is down to the hard
work of all our participating centres and the support of
participants and their families.
We would like to give a special mention to Guy's & St
Thomas's Hospital in London who have now recruited their 100th
patient! They are the first centre to reach this milestone and
their efforts and enthusiasm are much appreciated.
We look forward to working with you all in 2013.