The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer

In the setting of castrate-resistant prostate cancer, patients present with a variety of symptoms, including bone metastases, spinal cord compression and advanced pelvic disease.

Fortunately, a variety of radiotherapeutic options exist for palliation. This article focuses on these options, including both external beam radiotherapy and radiopharmaceuticals.

Ther Adv Urol. 2015 Jun;7(3):135-45. doi: 10.1177/1756287215576647.

Rose JN1, Crook JM2.

1Department of Radiation Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, Kelowna, BC, Canada.

2Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y 5L3.

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