Journal article

Image guidance for focal therapy of prostate cancer

U Lindner, N Lawrentschuk, J Trachtenberg

World Journal of Urology | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Focal therapy is an appealing strategy for any tumor and in time may prove to be a valuable treatment option for low-risk, carefully selected prostate cancer (PCa) patients. In an era where active surveillance is now considered a viable option for low-risk PCa patients, it is conceivable that organ-sparing treatments could also become an established option. The aim of focal therapy is to achieve long-term cancer control with minimal morbidity yet without the side effects of radical therapy. Although lacking in evidence, it remains intuitive that if we treat the smallest possible region of the prostate where to ensure cancer control by ablation (laser, cryotherapy or another ablative source),..

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