Long-term biochemical results after high-dose-rate intensity modulated brachytherapy with external beam radiotherapy for high risk prostate cancer
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
2 Department of Radiation Physics, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Central de Asturias, C/Julian Claveria s/n, Oviedo 33006, (Asturias), Spain
Radiation Oncology 2012, 7:31 doi:10.1186/1748-717X-7-31Published: 7 March 2012
Biochemical control from series in which radical prostatectomy is performed for patients with unfavorable prostate cancer and/or low dose external beam radiation therapy are given remains suboptimal.
The treatment regimen of HDR brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy is a safe and very effective treatment for patients with high risk localized prostate cancer with excellent biochemical control and low toxicity.