Journal article

Efficacy of High-dose Palliative Radiotherapy for Localised, Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

R White, R Khor, M Bressel, G Duchesne, S Williams, P Bowden, K Tai, F Foroudi

Comparative Haematology International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIMS: There are limited outcome data after radiotherapy treatment for clinically localised, castration-resistant prostate cancer. We report our single institution experience on patient outcomes in this group using high-dose palliative radiotherapy (HDPRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patient hospital records was conducted in prostate cancer patients treated with palliative intent radiotherapy and restricted to those who had castration-resistant disease, no evidence of regional or distant disease and who received a local radiotherapy dose equivalent to 40 Gy or greater. RESULTS: Fifty-one patients met the study criteria, 88% of these had high-risk disease at initial diagn..

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