A phase III trial comparing adjuvant versus salvage radiotherapy for high risk patients post radical prostatectomy [ 2009 - 2016 ]

Also known as: RAVES - Radiotherapy Adjuvant Versus Early Salvage following radical prostatectomy.

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Researchers: A/Pr Andrew Kneebone (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Richard Fisher A/Pr Scott Williams Dr Lizbeth Kenny Prof Gillian Duchesne
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Brief description About half of all patients Treated with an operation to remove their prostate cancer have a high chance of the cancer coming back. Giving immediate radiotherapy to all patients will improve cure rates but does not benefit all men and can cause significant side effects. This study explores whether it is safe to wait and only give radiotherapy when there is a rising PSA after surgery indicating active cancer. A total of 470 men from Australasia will enter this study comparing the two approaches.

Funding Amount $AUD 819,138.96

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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