Research into prostate cancer

Research includes studies of the ways of preventing, detecting, diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. Several studies are under way about how to prevent prostate cancer by ingestion of dietary supplements or following diets that include a regular intake of foods such as tomatoes. Diagnostic techniques also exist that help us to detect the extension of the tumour in order to provide the most effective treatment.

With regard to treatment, studies are at present under way on new drugs for use hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy. High precision radiotherapy (intensity-modulated radiotherapy) and surgical procedures are currently being researched with the aim of achieving higher rates of cure with minimum of side effects.

Likewise, research work is being carried out to improve prostate cancer treatment in its advanced stages with the use of new drugs targeted at a molecular level for therapeutic purposes.