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Editorial Comment from Dr Zilli and Dr Miralbell to Early radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy improves cancer-specific survival only in patients with highly aggressive prostate cancer: Validation of recently released criteria

Published inInternational journal of urology, vol. 22, no. 1, 96
Publication date2015
Abstract

Dose-escalated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer improves disease control but is also associated with worse rectal toxicity. A spacer placed between the prostate and rectum can be used to displace the anterior rectal wall outside of the high-dose radiation regions and potentially minimize radiation-induced rectal toxicity. This systematic review focuses on the published data regarding the different types of commercially available prostate-rectum spacers. Dosimetric results and preliminary clinical data using prostate-rectum spacers in patients with localized prostate cancer treated by curative radiation therapy are compared and discussed.

Keywords
  • Absorbable Implants
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Collagen/administration & dosage
  • Dose Fractionation
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid/administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Polyethylene Glycols/administration & dosage
  • Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology/radiotherapy
  • Radiation Injuries/prevention & control
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Rectum/radiation effects
Citation (ISO format)
ZILLI, Thomas, MIRALBELL, Raymond. Editorial Comment from Dr Zilli and Dr Miralbell to Early radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy improves cancer-specific survival only in patients with highly aggressive prostate cancer: Validation of recently released criteria. In: International journal of urology, 2015, vol. 22, n° 1, p. 96. doi: 10.1111/iju.12614
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