CBS 8 Takes a Look at Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Scripps MD Anderson expert offers latest insights

Scripps urologist Ramdev Konijeti, MD

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti, Urologic Oncology, Scripps Clinic and Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scripps MD Anderson expert offers latest insights

September is national prostate cancer awareness month, and CBS 8 interviewed Ramdev Konijeti, MD, about the latest advances in fighting the disease and reducing side effects. He discussed the use of a gel-like material to create space between the patient’s prostate and rectum, which reduces radiation exposure to the rectum during treatment to help improve bowel quality of life. Dr. Konijeti is director of genitourinary cancer at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and is a Scripps Clinic physician.

Watch the CBS 8 interview: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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