A paradigm shift in radiation treatment strategy for prostate cancer by intensity-modulated radiotherapy and brachytherapy

Katsumasa Nakamura, T. Sasaki, S. Ohga, K. Terashima

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Abstract

A paradigm shift in radiation treatment strategy for prostate cancer has been stimulated by precise radiotherapy including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and brachytherapy. Using IMRT technique, dose escalation has been achieved without increasing late gastrointestinal toxicities. Hypofractionation treatment protocols for prostate cancer with IMRT and image-guided radiotherapy may have a therapeutic advantage. Low dose rate brachytherapy may offer a better outcome for high-risk prostate cancer. However, in addition to the introduction of new technologies, it is also important to evaluate the quality of new treatment techniques in each institution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1188
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume58
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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