Indications for and the significance of seminal vesicle irradiation during 3D conformal radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.

@article{Diaz1994IndicationsFA,
  title={Indications for and the significance of seminal vesicle irradiation during 3D conformal radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Aidnag Z. Diaz and Mack Roach and Carol A Marquez and L. H. Coleman and Barbie Pickett and J S Wolfe and Peter R. Carroll and Perinchery Narayan},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1994},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={323-9}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of pretreatment prostate specific antigen, Gleason score, and clinical stage as predictors of the risk of seminal vesicle involvement in patients with clinically localized prostatic cancer, and to determine the impact of excluding the seminal vesicles on the dose received by surrounding normal tissues. METHODS AND MATERIALS An empirically derived equation combining the preoperative prostate specific antigen and Gleason score was applied to 188 patients treated with… CONTINUE READING

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