A systematic review of the role of imaging before salvage radiotherapy for post-prostatectomy biochemical recurrence.

@article{Beresford2010ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the role of imaging before salvage radiotherapy for post-prostatectomy biochemical recurrence.},
  author={Mark J. Beresford and David Gillatt and Richard J Benson and Thankamma V Ajithkumar},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={46-55}
}
A substantial proportion of patients who have undergone a radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer will have either persistently detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels or a delayed rise in PSA. The optimum treatment for these situations is not known. The key question is whether the PSA is reflective of local or distant progression. For salvage radiotherapy to be most effective, treatment should be considered before the PSA level is allowed to rise too high, when disease is… CONTINUE READING