Low-dose Brachytherapy Seen as Viable Choice for Lower Risk Patients, Long-term Study Finds

Low-dose Brachytherapy Seen as Viable Choice for Lower Risk Patients, Long-term Study Finds
Patients with low-to-intermediate prostate cancer who receive low-dose permanent brachytherapy, a type of radiation therapy, have excellent outcomes in the long run, according to data recently presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego, California. At nine years of follow-up, only a minority — 11-14 percent — of patients treated with either Iodine-125 (I-125) or Cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy had seen their cancer return, as assessed by a rise in PSA levels. The poster, "Long-term PSA Outcomes in a Single Institution, Prospective Random
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