Brachytherapy for prostate cancer

Atsunori Yorozu, Kazuhito Toya, Toshio Ohashi, Kae Ohsuga, Reiko Ito, Tomotaka Kasamatsu, Shiro Saito, Tetsuo Momma

研究成果: Review article

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This review article aims to overview modern prostate brachytherapy in Japan. Permanent transperineal prostate brachytherapy with I-125 started in September, 2003 in Japan. Brachytherapy has several advantages: the dose is adapted precisely to the tumor shape and size, and the long-lived isotope gives a higher tumor dose with less damage to normal tissue; less-time consuming for patients and staff: long-term results comparable to surgery or external beam series in the USA; and quality of life after brachytherapy also appealing. These advantages have brought about increasing use in Japan as well. Patients with a high probability of organ-confined disease and a low-risk group are appropriately treated with brachytherapy. Brachytherapy candidates with a significant risk of extraprostatic extension should be treated with supplemental external beam radiation therapy. High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with Ir-192 has preceded seed implants in Japan. HDR has some theoretical advantages. Long-term results of brachytherapy in the USA are comparable with surgery or external beam irradiation so far. We should develop more sophisticated brachytherapy techniques in Japan.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)424-427
ページ数4
ジャーナルGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
33
発行部数4
出版物ステータスPublished - 2006 4
外部発表Yes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Yorozu, A., Toya, K., Ohashi, T., Ohsuga, K., Ito, R., Kasamatsu, T., Saito, S., & Momma, T. (2006). Brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 33(4), 424-427.