TITLE

The best method for dose escalation: Prostate brachytherapy

AUTHOR(S)
Morton, Gerard
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Canadian Urological Association Journal;Jun2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p196
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the role of radiation therapy dose in the treatment of prostate cancer. He informs that external beam radiotherapy dose increases the biochemical control rate to about 10 percent in five years and also mentions that brachytherapy is a safe method of dose escalation. He further informs about the two forms of prostate brachytherapy wherein one is used to treat patients with low or immediate risk and the other is used to boost the dose within the prostate.
ACCESSION #
77479833

 

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