Posts Tagged ‘high-dose-rate brachytherapy’

URO TODAY: A US trial combining high dose rate brachytherapy with external beam radiation treatment “marks the arrival of image-guided brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer”, the researchers claim. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Italian researchers have been studying the effectiveness of treating locally advanced prostate cancer with external beam radiation therapy combined with high-dose-rate brachytherapy as a boost. READ MORE>

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DOMINION POST: Prostate cancer patients are being offered faster, more targeted and more effective treatment with the introduction of a high-dose radiation therapy at Wellington Hospital.

The technique, “high-dose-rate brachytherapy” uses small plastic tubes placed into the prostate and irradiating it from inside.

It will cut radiation treatment from seven to four weeks and is especially effective for advanced cases.

Waikato Hospital is the only other NZ centre to use the technique. READ MORE>

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