Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer

Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer
Thomas J. Polascik - Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer
Published: 2012-12-01 | ISBN: 1627031812, 1627031839 | PDF | 396 pages | 12 MB

evaluates the scientific evidence for the evolving trend to treat low to intermediate risk, clinically localized prostate cancer in a focally ablative manner with novel gland-preserving, focal therapy methods. Various ablative devices such as high intensity focused ultrasound, irreversible electroporation, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy and laser ablation, among others, are discussed in regard to their strengths and limitations as a therapeutic modality. Emphasis is placed on tumor stage shift towards early stage disease with an increase in unilateral versus bilateral cancers validated by final pathology assessment of large prostatectomy series. Current and new approaches to image cancer foci within the prostate (3-Dimensional contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography, multiparametric magnetic resonance image with spectroscopy, ETC) are presented along with biopsy techniques to map prostate cancer. Patient selection, treatment strategy, outcomes and safety concerns that may provide acceptable cancer control and improved quality of life for patients are all covered in detail.
Written by experts in the field and lavishly illustrated with detailed line-art and photographs, is a resourceful volume beneficial to practitioners specializing in the treatment and management of prostate cancer.

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