TITLE

Defining the Appropriate Patient Population for Primary Brachytherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: Work in Progress

AUTHOR(S)
Frank, Igor; Blute, Michael L.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2004, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p307
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Industry Overview
ABSTRACT
No single treatment modality for localized prostate cancer is ideal for every patient. As the number of treatment options expands, the need for evidence-based stratification tools increases. Such data-based tools would enable the clinician and patient to identify treatment choices associated with the least morbidity, without altering rates of disease control, on the basis of the patient's individual anatomical and physiological characteristics. Treatment-related morbidity has been a subject of much research in recent years and has become a major comparison point for treatment selection.
ACCESSION #
12389645

 

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