TITLE

Tissue Ablation Technologies for Localized Prostate Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Gillett, Michael D.; Gettman, Matthew T.; Zincke, Horst; Blute, Michael L.
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2004, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p1547
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traditional treatments for men with localized prostate cancer have included both surgical removal and radiation therapy, with their potential adverse effects on patient quality of life. Thus, there has been increasing interest in the development of minimally invasive procedures that use various technologies to deliver lethal doses of heat or cold to the prostate in an attempt to kill cancer cells. At the same time, it is vital that these newer techniques ablate prostate tissue and spare vital periprostatic organs essential for maintaining function and quality of life. In this article, we evaluate the current status of tissue ablation modalities in the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer, focusing on the different methods, early results, and possible future directions. Although still in the beginning stages, these newer forms of treatment offer exciting potential for first-line and second-line treatment of this common urologic malignancy.
ACCESSION #
15323764

 

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