The rise and fall of prostate brachytherapy: use of brachytherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in the National Cancer Data Base.

@article{Martin2014TheRA,
  title={The rise and fall of prostate brachytherapy: use of brachytherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in the National Cancer Data Base.},
  author={Jeffrey M Martin and Elizabeth A Handorf and Alexander Kutikov and Robert G. Uzzo and Justin E. Bekelman and Eric Mark Horwitz and Marc C Smaldone},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={120 14},
  pages={2114-21}
}
BACKGROUND Brachytherapy has been shown to be an efficacious and cost-effective treatment among patients with localized prostate cancer. In this study, the authors examined trends in brachytherapy use for localized prostate cancer using a large national cancer registry. METHODS In the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a total of 1,547,941 patients with localized prostate cancer were identified from 1998 through 2010. Excluding patients with lymph node-positive or metastatic disease, the… CONTINUE READING
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