Search Tag: brachytherapy

IMAGING Management

Prostate mpMRI detects local recurrence after LDR brachytherapy

2018 23 Jan

Low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy is commonly used for the treatment of prostate cancer. Although most patients who receive LDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer will be cured of their disease, biochemical recurrence occurs in 3%–13% of men undergoing monotherapy. New research demonstrates the efficacy of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging... Read more

Executive Health Management

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Treatment Defies Guidelines

2014 10 Dec

The first study of its kind by UCLA researchers has found that despite the fact that more than half of prostate cancer patients 66 years of age and older have life expectancies of less than ten years, half of them are over-treated for prostate cancer with surgery, radiation or brachytherapy. National guidelines recommend that men with life expectancy of... Read more