Radiation therapy modalities in prostate cancer - Abstract

Definitive radiation therapy is the preferred treatment for many men with prostate cancer.

Several modalities are used for radiation treatment delivery, including 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy, and low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy. This article reviews technologic advances that have enhanced radiation delivery and describes contemporary radiation treatment techniques for prostate cancer.

Written by:
Pugh TJ, Nguyen BN, Kanke JE, Johnson JL, Hoffman KE.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Reference: J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Apr 1;11(4):414-21.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23584344

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