Pilot Study of Whole Gland Salvage HDR Prostate Brachytherapy for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy is considered a standard treatment option for the management of localized
prostate cancer. Among the 20-30% of patients who recur, there is no consensus on the
optimal salvage therapy. Salvage options available for isolated local recurrence include;
temporary or permanent implantation of radioactive seeds into the prostate, complete removal
of the prostate gland, use of low temperatures to treat the disease (cryotherapy), and high
frequency ultrasound to treat the disease. There are risks of complications associated with
all these treatments, and there is presently no consensus as to which treatment is the best.
The aim of this pilot study is to look at the feasibility and toxicities of whole gland
salvage treatment of the prostate using temporary implantation of radioactive seeds into the
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