Intraoperative radiotherapy during radical prostatectomy for intermediate-risk to locally advanced prostate cancer: treatment technique and evaluation of perioperative and functional outcome vs standard radical prostatectomy, in a matched-pair analysis.

@article{Rocco2009IntraoperativeRD,
  title={Intraoperative radiotherapy during radical prostatectomy for intermediate-risk to locally advanced prostate cancer: treatment technique and evaluation of perioperative and functional outcome vs standard radical prostatectomy, in a matched-pair analysis.},
  author={Bernardo Rocco and Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa and Deliu Victor Matei and Fabrizio Verweij and Luigi Santoro and Andrea Vavassori and Juan Camillo Ospina and Francisco Cedeira and Mario Ciocca and Roberto Orecchia and Ottavio de Cobelli},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 11},
  pages={1624-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a novel approach with intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) administered in the surgical field, after pelvic lymphadenectomy (PL) and before radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), evaluating acute and late toxicity, complications and biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS), as the adequate treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer is still a controversial issue. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 2005 and October 2007, 33 consecutive patients with intermediate-risk… CONTINUE READING
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