The effect of disease and treatment-related factors on biopsy results after prostate brachytherapy: implications for treatment optimization.

@article{Stock2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of disease and treatment-related factors on biopsy results after prostate brachytherapy: implications for treatment optimization.},
  author={Richard G Stock and Nelson N Stone and J. W. Kao and Christopher M Iannuzzi and Pamela D. Unger},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={1829-34}
}
BACKGROUND Posttreatment prostate biopsy is a method of assessing local control after irradiation for prostate carcinoma. An analysis of the effect of disease- and treatment-related factors on biopsy results after prostate brachytherapy was performed to aid in patient selection and treatment optimization. METHODS Two hundred sixty-eight patients underwent posttreatment prostate biopsy (6-8 cores) 2 years after brachytherapy alone without external beam irradiation. Follow-up ranged from 24 to… CONTINUE READING

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