This reference reflects the evolution and advancement of best practices for the treatment of localized prostate cancer and the management of patients with early PSA progression in those failing local therapy. This guide contains chapters by authorities in specific areas of treatment including urologic, radiation, and medical oncology. Each expertly authored chapter details the best choice of candidates, possible complications that one may encounter during treatment, and a clear layout of the clinical outcomes with survival and period follow-ups.
Table of Contents
Anatomic Radical Prostatectomy. Conformal Radiation Therapy. Brachytherapy: Patient Selection and Clinical Outcome. Brachytherapy Followed by Conformal 3D External Beam Therapy. PSA Progression after Radical Prostatectomy: Role for Radiation Therapy. Timing of Hormone Deprivation for PSA Progression Following Local Therapy. Novel Therapy for PSA Progression in Absence of Imagable Disease Following Local Therapy. Alternative Medicine in the Management of PSA Progression Following Local Therapy. Future Prospectives: Vaccines and Gene Therapy in Prostate Cancer.