TITLE

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: Effective, but...?

AUTHOR(S)
Nickel, J. Curtis
PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/03/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 7, p1011
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses brachytherapy, the implantation of radioactive seeds, as a treatment for prostate cancer. Observations on a study by Crook and colleagues in the same issue; Previous research on brachytherapy and what is lacking in clinical trials; How treatments for prostate cancer have changed over the decades.
ACCESSION #
4305983

 

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