IB 8071 Dept of Health 96/20/99 Original ProtecT code (USE R137572-101 FOR INCOME)

Project Details


Prostate cancer is a serious health problem. There are 35,000 new cases every year in the UK, and around 10,000 deaths.

We need to find out about the best way of treating prostate cancer before it causes any problems. At present, nobody knows which of three treatments is best: an operation to remove the prostate; adiotherapy to the prostate; careful monitoring with regular check-ups.

This study is not a trial of screening. There are no plans to introduce screening for prostate cancer in the UK because there is not enough evidence about treatment for the disease.

It has not yet been shown that screening for prostate cancer is a good idea.
The aim of the ProtecT study is to find out which treatments are best.
Alternative titleThe ProtecT Trial - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatments for Clinically Localised Prostate Cancer (2017)
AcronymProtecT Study
Effective start/end date1/06/0830/06/21

Structured keywords

  • BRTC
  • Centre for Surgical Research
  • BTC (Bristol Trials Centre)


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