Treatment of recurrent prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy: the radiation-oncologists point of view.

@article{Rischke2012TreatmentOR,
  title={Treatment of recurrent prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy: the radiation-oncologists point of view.},
  author={Hans Christian Rischke and Stefan Knippen and Simon Kirste and Anca Ligia Grosu},
  journal={The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine (AIMN) [and] the International Association of Radiopharmacology (IAR), [and] Section of the Society of...},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={
          409-20
        }
}
Recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy is a common event. Salvage radiation therapy (RT) is the mainstay of treatment in cases with recurrence defined as PSA failure, offering the chance of cure. Multiple studies showed that the lower the PSA level at the beginning of salvage RT, the better the treatment outcome. There is evidence that higher radiation doses are associated with improved PSA relapse free rates. Four different recurrence patterns exist: 1) local recurrence in… CONTINUE READING
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