Clinical and physical determinants for toxicity of 125-I seed prostate brachytherapy.

  title={Clinical and physical determinants for toxicity of 125-I seed prostate brachytherapy.},
  author={Peter Wust and Daniel Wischka von Borczyskowski and Thomas Henkel and Christian Rosner and Reinhold Graf and Wolfgang Tilly and Volker Budach and Roland Felix and Frank Kahmann},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={73 1},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess acute as well as long-term toxicity after permanent prostate seed implantation. To find predictive clinical or dosimetric factors for side effects in order to work out strategies for improvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS A group of 174 patients with localised prostate cancer was treated with permanent seed implantation between 1999 and 2001, either alone (140 patients) or in combination with external radiotherapy (34 patients). For the majority (114/174, i.e. 66… CONTINUE READING
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