Therapeutic irradiation for patients with an elevated post-prostatectomy prostate specific antigen level.

@article{Forman1997TherapeuticIF,
  title={Therapeutic irradiation for patients with an elevated post-prostatectomy prostate specific antigen level.},
  author={Jeffrey D. Forman and Keith Meetze and Edson J. Pontes and David P. Wood and Falah Shamsa and Tanu Rana and Arthur T. Porter},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={158 4},
  pages={1436-9; discussion 1439-40}
}
PURPOSE This study was initiated to determine the efficacy of post-prostatectomy therapeutic radiation for patients with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 47 patients received 66 Gy. therapeutic irradiation to the prostate bed for a PSA level greater than 0 ng./ml. postoperatively. Univariate and multivariate survival analyses were performed to identify prognostic variables. RESULTS At a median followup of 36 months (range 18 to 48) 83 and 33% of the… CONTINUE READING

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