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Adjuvant radiotherapy versus early salvage radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy (TROG 08.03/ANZUP RAVES): a randomised, controlled, phase 3, non-inferiority trial

Andrew Kneebone, Carol Fraser-Browne, Gillian M Duchesne, Richard Fisher, Mark Frydenberg, Alan Herschtal, Scott G Williams, Chris Brown, Warick Delprado, Annette Haworth, David J Joseph, Jarad M Martin, John HL Matthews, Jeremy L Millar, Mark Sidhom, Nigel Spry, Colin I Tang, Sandra Turner, Kirsty L Wiltshire, Henry H Woo Show all



Background: Adjuvant radiotherapy has been shown to halve the risk of biochemical progression for patients with high-risk disease after radical prostatectomy. Early salvage radiotherapy could result in similar biochemical control with lower treatment toxicity. We aimed to compare biochemical progression between patients given adjuvant radiotherapy and those given salvage radiotherapy. Methods: We did a phase 3, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial across 32 oncology centres in Australia and New Zealand. Eligible patients were aged at least 18 years and had undergone a radical prostatectomy for adenocarcinoma of the prostate with pathological staging showing high-risk features define..

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Funding Acknowledgements

New Zealand Health Research Council, Australian National Health Medical Research Council, Cancer Council Victoria, Cancer Council NSW, Auckland Hospital Charitable Trust, Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Seed Funding, Cancer Research Trust New Zealand, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Cancer Institute NSW, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, and Cancer Australia.