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Use of contemporary prostate brachytherapy approaches in clinical trials

A Haworth, Y Sun, M Ebert, H Reynolds, J Betts, D Wraith, C Mitchell, D Murphy, B Parameswaran, S Williams

Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Published : 2019

Abstract

A number of clinical trials are investigating the role of prostate focal brachytherapy as an alternative treatment to whole gland therapy, offering the opportunity for tumour dose escalation and/or reduced toxicity. Brachytherapy, either low dose rate or high dose rate, offers a treatment choice with both precision in dose delivery and opportunity for a highly conformal, non-uniform dose distribution. Whilst multiple consensus documents have published clinical guidelines for patient selection, there are insufficient data to provide clear guidelines for treatment planning approaches along with many other technical issues when practicing focal brachy-therapy. Without consensus guidelines there..

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