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How To Pick The Best Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Mon 1 Oct 2012

Read the pamphlet text below or click here to download a PDF of this 3-fold pamphlet.   For picking prostate cancer treatment, the most important consideration is quality-of-life. Long term survival is the norm so lingering side effects from treatment are a leading concern. Treatment selection starts by segregating men into Low, Intermediate or High-RiskRead More ›

Glen Tisman, MD: Nomograms – Predicting Success of Brachytherapy

Tue 31 Aug 2010

  Nomogram 6 Predicting Success of Brachytherapy Kevin Slawin from Baylor College of Medicine collaborated with Michael Kattan and Christopher DiBlasio6 to develop Nomogram 6, which predicts the success of brachytherapy (seeds) for treating prostate cancer patients. This tool predicts the possibility of successful treatment for the patient based on factors such as PSA levels,Read More ›

Salvage High Dose Rate Brachytherapy For Recurrent Prostate Cancer After Radiation Therapy

Sun 30 Nov 2008

  Paul Y. Song, M.D. Valley Radiotherapy Associates, Inc. Santa Monica & West Hills CA Edited from PCRI Insights November, 2008 v 11.4 Recently reported estimates from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program indicate that 186,320 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States in 2008.1 Up to 80% ofRead More ›

High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy: Very Well Suited for Prostate Cancer

Fri 31 Aug 2007

  By: D. Jeffrey Demanes M.D., FACRO, FACR California Endocurietherapy (CET) Cancer Center Oakland, California Reprinted from PCRI Insights August, 2007 v 10.3 Introduction Brachytherapy is a potentially curative treatment for prostate cancer. There are two methods of brachytherapy used: high dose rate (HDR) and permanent seeds. High dose rate brachytherapy is highly effective, yetRead More ›

Temporary Seed Implant with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Sat 1 Nov 2003

PCRI Insights November 2003 vol. 6, no. 4 By Glen Gejerman M.D., Hackensack University Medical Center During the past decade, prostate seed implantation has been increasingly used as monotherapy or in combination with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).1-4 Exponential growth has been forecasted so that while only 4% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996Read More ›

Prostate Seed Implantation for Prostate Cancer

Sat 1 Nov 2003

PCRI Insights November 2003 vol. 6, no. 4 By Peter Grimm, D.O., Charles Heaney, Ph.D., John Sylvester, M.D., and John Blasko, M.D. Seattle Prostate Institute Introduction Approximately 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. Early diagnosis, primarily due to more widespread PSA screening, has resulted in more patients being diagnosed with earlyRead More ›