Seed migration after transperineal interstitial prostate brachytherapy by using loose seeds: Japanese prostate cancer outcome study of permanent iodine-125 seed implantation (J-POPS) multi-institutional cohort study

@inproceedings{Nakano2015SeedMA,
  title={Seed migration after transperineal interstitial prostate brachytherapy by using loose seeds: Japanese prostate cancer outcome study of permanent iodine-125 seed implantation (J-POPS) multi-institutional cohort study},
  author={Masahiro Nakano and Atsunori Yorozu and Shiro Saito and Akitomo Sugawara and Shinichiroh Maruo and Shinsuke Kojima and Takashi Kikuchi and Masanori Fukushima and Takushi Dokiya and Hidetoshi Yamanaka},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence and associated factors of loose seed migration were investigated in cohort 1 of the Japanese Prostate Cancer Outcome Study of Permanent Iodine-125 Seed Implantation (J-POPS). METHODS The study subjects were 2160 patients, consisting of 1641 patients who underwent permanent iodine-125 seed implantation (PI) and 519 patients who underwent PI combined with external beam radiation therapy (PI + EBRT). The presence or absence of seed migration to the chest and abdominal… CONTINUE READING