Prostate cancer "super-active surveillance" era opened by vascular targeted photodynamic therapy.

The "super-active surveillance" concept denotes any active surveillance optimization that allows longer surveillance periods, with the main intention of avoiding overtreatment, by safely eliminating or postponing radical treatment. Super-active surveillance might add to the oncological control with minimal functional impact and similar quality of life compared to active surveillance, which has proved to be safe in well-selected patients. Vascular targeted photodynamic therapy has pioneering shown to significantly reduce the upgrade on subsequent biopsies, resulting in fewer cases converted to radical therapy, and any energy source can be applied to the super-active surveillance concept allowing more men to consider a tissue-preserving therapy for prostate cancer.

Research and reports in urology. 2019 May 29*** epublish ***

Renato B Corradi, Thiago C Travassos, Leonardo O Reis

UroScience, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.