Transrectal high intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: factors influencing the outcome.

OBJECTIVES Efficacy evaluation of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for localized prostate cancer and identification of the factors affecting the outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS 102 patients with prostate cancer stage T1-T2 and noncandidates for radical prostatectomy have been treated with HIFU (Ablatherm, EDAP-Technomed). The disease… (More)