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Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials


ISSN (Print): 1574-8871
ISSN (Online): 1876-1038

Permanent Implantation as Brachytherapy Technique for Prostate Carcinoma-Review of Clinical Trials and Guidelines

Author(s): Georgakopoulos J., Zygogianni A., Papadopoulos G., Papandreou N., Kouvaris J., Armonis V., Kelekis N. and Kouloulias V.

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2012

Page: [173 - 180] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/157488712802281268

Price: $65


Brachytherapy nowadays has become a widely accepted treatment modality in the management of localized prostate cancer. With recent improvements in ultra-sound technology, imaging, treatment planning and post-implant dosimetry, permanent implantation has become minimally invasive, well tolerated, and safe and most importantly has progressed to a treatment modality comparable to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and radical prostatectomy. Multiple studies have proven the efficacy of brachytherapy analyzing also its superiority in health related quality of life; especially in potency preservation after treatment.

Keywords: Prostate cancer, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, permanent implantation, review.

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