Men with advanced prostate cancer can take highly targeted hormone therapies at home instead of coming into hospital for chemotherapy, NHS England says.
Experts say it will relieve pressure on the NHS, which wants all urgent and essential cancer treatments to continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
The drugs are also smarter, kinder treatments and could extend the lives of many more patients, they say.
This precision-medicine approach is already used to treat other cancers.
Diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in February, Stuart Fraser, 66, from Ashtead, in Surrey, will now take four enzalutamide tablets a day.
“Being diagnosed was a huge shock,” he said.
“What made it even more worrying was that, because of coronavirus, I was told I couldn’t have the usual treatment of chemotherapy, which