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.
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.