Dr. Ellis leading trial to treat men with prostate cancer

Video snip of Dr. Rodney Ellis

Dr. Rodney Ellis is leading a clinical trial to treat men with prostate cancer. The idea is to treat just the parts of the prostate gland that have cancer instead of the standard of care, treating the entirety of the prostate gland. This minimizes side effects including urinary and gastrointestinal toxicities as well as sexual dysfunction. University Hospitals is the first in the world to offer this cutting edge technique using MRI-guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Working on this since 2004, Dr. Ellis has a patent and funding for this first-in-the-world trial at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Hospital. Members of the QIL in addition to Elekta and Philips Healthcare are working closely with Dr. Ellis on this important clinical trial. Watch the video from WEWS Live on 5 News. The trial is open and looking for patients to join.