Imaging of prostate cancer local recurrences: why and how?

@article{Rouvire2009ImagingOP,
  title={Imaging of prostate cancer local recurrences: why and how?},
  author={Olivier Rouvi{\`e}re and Thierry Vitry and Denis Lyonnet},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={1254-1266}
}
Because prostate cancer local recurrences can be efficiently treated by salvage therapies, it becomes critical to detect them early. The first alert is the rise of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) level after the post-treatment nadir, which can correspond to a distant recurrence, a local recurrence or both. This so-called biochemical failure (BF) is defined as PSA level > 0.2 ng/ml after radical prostatectomy (RP) and PSA level > nadir + 2 ng/ml after radiotherapy. There is no consensual… CONTINUE READING

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These recent advances in imaging may improve the outcome of salvage therapies ( by improving patient selection and treatment targeting ) and should open the way to focal salvage treatments in the near future .
These recent advances in imaging may improve the outcome of salvage therapies ( by improving patient selection and treatment targeting ) and should open the way to focal salvage treatments in the near future .
There is no consensual definition of BF after cryotherapy , high - intensity focused ultrasound ( HIFU ) ablation or brachytherapy .
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