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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 ›

HAS THE TIME COME FOR FOCAL THERAPY OF PROSTATE CANCER?

Sat 31 May 2008

  By: Martin J Weissman, M.D. Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Program St Joseph Hospital of Orange CA Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2008 v 11.2 “I predict that within ten years, or sooner, lesion-guided focal therapy for prostate cancer will become commonplace, and radical therapies will be reserved for larger volume disease.” TheRead 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 ›