Targeted focal therapy for prostate cancer: a review of the literature.

@article{Sullivan2009TargetedFT,
  title={Targeted focal therapy for prostate cancer: a review of the literature.},
  author={Kathryn F Sullivan and E. David Crawford},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={149-59}
}
Improvements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have resulted in a decreasing age-adjusted death rate. But improved diagnostic tools have not delivered a proportionate decrease in mortality, primarily because physicians now are diagnosing - and treating - more clinically insignificant tumors. Targeted focal therapy (TFT) uses three dimensional (3D) mapping biopsies to guide cryotherapy so that it targets lesions themselves while sparing surrounding healthy tissues, thereby avoiding side… CONTINUE READING