Increasing use of dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy for men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer.

@article{SwisherMcClure2014IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing use of dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy for men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer.},
  author={Samuel Swisher-McClure and Nandita Mitra and K M Woo and Marc C Smaldone and Robert G. Uzzo and Justin E. Bekelman},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={103-12}
}
PURPOSE To examine recent practice patterns, using a large national cancer registry, to understand the extent to which dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) has been incorporated into routine clinical practice for men with prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study using the National Cancer Data Base, a nationwide oncology outcomes database in the United States. We identified 98,755 men diagnosed with nonmetastatic prostate… CONTINUE READING