Salvage cryotherapy for radiation-recurrent prostate cancer: Outcomes and complications - Abstract

Institute of Urologic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 924 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 1050, Box 957207, Los Angeles, 90095-7207, CA, USA.


Potentially curative salvage options for radio-recurrent prostate cancer include prostatectomy, brachytherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and cryotherapy. Salvage cryoablation technology, surgical technique, oncologic outcomes, and complication rates have improved dramatically over the past few decades, shifting this treatment modality from investigational status to an established therapeutic option. In this review, we focus on the most up-to-date oncologic and functional outcomes, as well as complications of salvage cryotherapy for radiation-recurrent prostate cancer.

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Finley DS, Belldegrun AS.   Are you the author?

Reference: Curr Urol Rep. 2011 Mar 11. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s11934-011-0182-4

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21394596 Prostate Cancer Section



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