Permanent radioactive seed implantation in the treatment of prostate cancer

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Abstract

Prostate brachytherapy has come a long way in the last 15 years, from an open free-hand technique with which seed placement was often inaccurate to the highly technical and accurate procedure of today. It has become a viable treatment option for low-risk patients along with EBRT and prostatectomy. Its most promising use may be in combination with hormonal therapy and EBRT in moderate- to high-risk patients, for whom it may offer improved outcomes over standard single-modality therapies.

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  • R. G. Stock

  • N. N. Stone

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