Journal article

Irreversible Electroporation for Prostate Cancer

Sean Ong, Matthew Leonardo, Thilakavathi Chengodu, Dominic Bagguley, Nathan Lawrentschuk

LIFE-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2021


Although it can be lethal in its advanced stage, prostate cancer can be effectively treated when it is localised. Traditionally, radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiotherapy (RT) were used to treat all men with localised prostate cancer; however, this has significant risks of post-treatment side effects. Focal therapy has emerged as a potential form of treatment that can achieve similar oncological outcomes to radical treatment while preserving functional outcomes and decreasing rates of adverse effects. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is one such form of focal therapy which utilises pulsatile electrical currents to ablate tissue. This modality of treatment is still in an early research pha..

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