A population-based study on the utilisation rate of primary radiotherapy for prostate cancer in 4 regions in the Netherlands, 1997-2008.

@article{Poortmans2011APS,
  title={A population-based study on the utilisation rate of primary radiotherapy for prostate cancer in 4 regions in the Netherlands, 1997-2008.},
  author={Philip Martin Peter Poortmans and Mieke Josepha Aarts and Jan J. Jobsen and Caro C. E. Koning and Marnix L. M. Lybeert and H. Struikmans and Johanna C M Vulto and W. J. Louwman and Jan Willem Coebergh and Evert L. Koldewijn},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          207-13
        }
}
AIM The purpose was to study variations in utilisation rates of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) for prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We calculated the proportion and number of EBRT and BT given or planned within 6 months of diagnosis in 4 Dutch regions, according to stage and age in a population-based setting including 47,259 prostate cancer patients diagnosed from 1997 until 2008. RESULTS During this study period, the overall utilisation rate of EBRT… CONTINUE READING
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