What is the level of evidence of new techniques in prostate cancer radiotherapy? - Abstract

Prostate cancer radiotherapy has evolved from the old 2D technique to conformal, and then to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiotherapy.

At the same time, image-guidance (IGRT) is routinely used. New techniques such as protontherapy or carbontherapy are being developed with the objective of increased efficacy, decreased treatment duration, toxicity or cost. This review summarizes the evidence-based medicine of new technologies in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Written by:
Khadige M, Peiffert D, Supiot S.   Are you the author?
Département d'oncologie radiothérapie, institut de cancérologie de Lorraine, 6, avenue de Bourgogne, CS 30519, 54519 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex, France; Département d'oncologie radiothérapie, institut de cancérologie de l'Ouest, boulevard Jacques-Monod, 44805 Saint-Herblain cedex, France.  

Reference: Cancer Radiother. 2014 Oct;18(5-6):501-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.canrad.2014.06.021

Article in French.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25192625

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