Bupa Cromwell Hospital introduces prostate cancer pathway

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Health Clinics in London have introduced a prostate cancer diagnosis pathway as new research into the effectiveness of MRI scans has been published.

Research published in The Lancet medical journal based on a trial in 11 NHS centres showed that an MRI picks up 93% of aggressive cancers, compared with 48% for a biopsy. Biopsies often do not pick up tumours at all. Bupa started looking into less intrusive ways of detecting prostate cancer back in 2012, with a particular focus on using MRI scans rather than biopsies. In 2016, the insurer started working closely with Dr Hashim Ahmen, a consultant urologist at the Cromwell Hospital and jointly...

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