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Henrik Hauswald, Mitchell R Kamrava, Julia M Fallon, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sang-June Park, Thanh Van, Lalaine Borja, Michael L Steinberg, D Jeffrey Demanes
PURPOSE: High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy was originally used with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) to increase the dose to the prostate without injuring the bladder or rectum. Numerous studies have reported HDR brachytherapy is safe and effective. We adapted it for use without EBRT for cases not requiring lymph node treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We entered the patient demographics, disease characteristics, and treatment parameters into a prospective registry and serially added follow-up data for 448 men with low-risk (n=288) and intermediate-risk (n=160) prostate cancer treated from 1996 to 2009...
March 15, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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