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PURPOSE We present the 1-year results of the GOLIATH prospective randomized controlled trial comparing transurethral resection of the prostate to GreenLight XPS for the treatment of men with nonneurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostate enlargement. The updated results at 1 year show that transurethral resection of the prostate and GreenLight(More)
BACKGROUND The comparative outcome with GreenLight (GL) photoselective vaporisation of the prostate and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) has been questioned. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the GOLIATH study was to evaluate the noninferiority of 180-W GL(More)
BACKGROUND The GOLIATH study is a 2-yr trial comparing transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) to photoselective vaporization with the GreenLight XPS Laser System (GL-XPS) for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Noninferiority of GL-XPS to TURP was demonstrated based on a 6-mo follow-up from the study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether(More)
Metastases-directed therapy (MDT) with surgery or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is emerging as a new treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa) patients with a limited number of metastases (≤3) at recurrence – so called “oligometastases”. One of the goals of this approach is to delay the start of palliative androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), with(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for lymph node (LN) staging of prostate cancer (PCa) are largely inadequate. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess prospectively the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for the LN staging by (11)C-choline positron emission tomography(More)
BACKGROUND In non-castrate prostate cancer (PCa), the prognostic value of the number of metastases on prostate cancer-specific survival (PCSS) is not well studied. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 1,206 patients, referred for radiotherapy of the prostate (bed) following diagnosis of PCa. Distant metastases (nodal, skeletal,(More)
PURPOSE To ascertain the reliability of computed tomography (CT) and CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in staging of lymph nodes in patients with locally confined prostatic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 285 patients were studied prospectively. FNAB was performed in 43 patients (15%) with lymph nodes suspect for metastasis on CT(More)
BACKGROUND Opinions about the optimal lymph node dissection (LND) template in prostate cancer differ. Drainage and dissemination patterns are not necessarily identical. OBJECTIVE To present a precise overview of the lymphatic drainage pattern and to correlate those findings with dissemination patterns. We also investigated the relationship between the(More)
The sensitivity and accuracy rate of computerized tomography (CT) in lymph node staging of localized prostatic carcinoma is commonly considered to be low. Fine needle aspiration cytology of pathological lymph nodes seen on radiological staging can enhance this low accuracy rate. We prospectively investigated the accuracy of CT and fine needle aspiration(More)
BACKGROUND In Belgium, bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in males (5.2%) and the sixth most frequent cause of death from cancer in males (3.8%). Previous epidemiological studies have consistently reported that selenium concentrations were inversely associated with the risk of bladder cancer. This suggests that selenium may also be suitable for(More)