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The PART study, a feasibility study comparing radical prostatectomy (RP) and partial ablation (PA) using HIFU of the prostate in men with unilateral, intermediate risk prostate cancer has now completed recruitment.

The primary objective of the study was to assess the feasibility of randomising men to a trial of HIFU versus RP with a recruitment target of 80 men. In total, 87 men consented to join the PART study, and 82 of these men went onto be randomised. Patients will be followed up for a total of 3 years as per protocol, with the final follow-up expected to take place in May 2020. The PART research team now plan to submit an application to undertake the main, larger RCT comparing clinical, cost-effectiveness, and quality of life outcomes between radical treatments and PA.