Oligometastatic prostate cancer: Metastases-directed therapy?

Since the introduction of anatomical and functional imaging with multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and choline or prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography-computed tomography, we are able to diagnose a previously unknown disease, the oligometastatic prostate cancer after local therapy. Reports on surgical and radiation treatment for low-volume metastatic recurrence have shown promising results, with definitive cure in few but a relevant delay of androgen-deprivation therapy with both treatment methods. Obviously, these results need to be validated with prospective randomised data.

Arab journal of urology. 2016 Jul 20*** epublish ***

Hein Van Poppel, Gert De Meerleer, Steven Joniau

Department of Urology and Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.


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