Single High Dose of Brachytherapy Is Effective Against Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Single High Dose of Brachytherapy Is Effective Against Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
A single high-dose brachytherapy treatment is as effective against localized prostate cancer as many low doses over time, and is safe, according to a study. The research, “Favorable Preliminary Outcomes for Men With Low- and Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Treated With 19-Gy Single-fraction High-dose-rate Brachytherapy,” was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Brachytherapy is a common

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  1. Lawrence Glickman says:

    This is an imprecise treatment where the number and type of seeds vary greatly. In the past combined with exterior beam radiation for true “cures”. Patients with low to moderate lesions and low Gleeson scores as discussed here have a variety of better treatment options with few side effects. The Cyber knife folks just released a huge study for this type of patient with over 90% cure rates and extremely low side effects with radio beam computer controlled very high accuracy treatment. Like wise the new Toocad system completed with great results FDA 3 studies at Sloan Kettering and uses no radiation in a single procedure and should be FDA approved soon. Available in Mexico now and soon in the USA and Europe. In short Seeds are an old treatment that will soon be obsolete in my opinion. I am not a Doctor but a 15 year independent researcher due to deaths in my family and mentoring from the former founder of the PCRI center in Los Angeles.

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