Estimation of the optimal utilisation rates of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer by a review of clinical practice guidelines.

@article{Thompson2016EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the optimal utilisation rates of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer by a review of clinical practice guidelines.},
  author={Stephen R. Thompson and Geoff P Delaney and Susannah A Jacob and Jesmin Shafiq and Karen Ka Yin Wong and Timothy P. Hanna and Gabriel Sam Gabriel and Michael Bernard Barton},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={118-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We aimed to construct an evidence-based model of optimal treatment utilisation for prostate cancer, incorporating all local treatment modalities: radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and brachytherapy (BT); and then to compare this optimal model with actual practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Evidence-based guidelines were used to construct a prostate cancer treatment decision-tree. The proportion of patients who fulfilled treatment criteria was… CONTINUE READING
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