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New rapid response prostate clinic launches in Cork

Although it will be a private clinic, it will be included in a new prostate cancer research study and will contribute to a national database of treatment outcomes.

THE BON SECOURS Hospital (BSH) Cork will today launch a rapid access prostate clinic as part of a continuing development of its prostate cancer service.

The private hospital already has a long track record in prostate cancer diagnostics, having established the first transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy service in Ireland in 1992.

The clinic will also be a private clinic, dedicated to the early diagnosis and management of prostate cancer including diagnosis of men who have closely related disorders.

Peter Ryan, Consultant Urologist at BSH Cork said the new clinic will be “one of very few centres availing of the latest technologies to image and biopsy prostate cancer as part of the diagnostic service, including MR scanning and fusion software technology”.

Though the clinic will be part of a private service, BSH is included in a new prostate cancer research study which will monitor the results of their radical prostate gland surgical removal and radical radiation therapy programmes for curable prostate cancer and so the new clinic will be part of a national database of treatment outcomes.

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