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By Allen Chen MD, Srinivasan Vijayakumar MD, Charles Thomas Jr. MD

This factor of Radiation drugs Rounds examines the newest advances within the use of radiation medication in remedy of prostate melanoma Prostate melanoma is the commonest melanoma in men and radiation treatment is an enormous instrument within the administration of the disorder. This factor of Radiation medication Rounds contains studies of all significant contemporary advances in therapy of favorable, intermediate and high-risk prostate melanoma in addition to more recent modalities equivalent to brachytherapy, stereotactic physique radiation remedy, and proton beam radiotherapy. Articles additionally assessment present wisdom within the parts of recent biomarkers, threat stratification, and threat stratification. This factor of RMR will give you the practitioner with a whole present evaluate of the current top practices and up to date study in administration of this advanced and tough sickness. Radiation medication Rounds good points: In-depth, updated specialist reports and research of significant new advancements in all components of Radiation drugs each one factor edited through an expert in that topic region each one factor desirous about a unmarried significant subject in Radiation medication, offering insurance of advances in radiation technological know-how, radiation medication know-how, radiation medication perform, and evaluation of modern caliber and consequence experiences

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HDR brachytherapy can be used as the only treatment for prostate cancer or it can be used in combination with external beam radiation therapy. However, in the context of favorable prostate cancer, it is delivered as monotherapy. Two separate implant procedures are performed typically 1 or 2 weeks apart. The procedure includes the introduction of plastic hollow catheters transperineally. indd 19 19 delivery of three treatments per implant. The dose of radiation delivered per treatment is around 6 to 8 Gy.

4. Thompson IM, Klotz L. Active surveillance for prostate cancer. JAMA. 2010;304(21):2411–2412. 5. D’Amico AV, Whittington R, Malkowicz SB, et al. Biochemical outcome after radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, or interstitial radiation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer. JAMA. 1998;280(11):969–974. 6. Kupelian PA, Potters L, Khuntia D, et al. Radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy <72 Gy, external beam radiotherapy > or =72 Gy, permanent seed implantation, or combined seeds/external beam radiotherapy for stage T1-T2 prostate cancer.

With respect to toxicity, dose escalation to the 78 to 80 Gy range has been associated with relatively minimal increases in toxicity rates. 0 Gy observed that a mild increase in rectal and urinary morbidity was observed with the higher radiation doses (46). ” The urinary and gastrointestinal RTOG grade 3 and higher toxicity events were observed in 6% and 7% of the patients who were in the highest dose groups. These are overall relatively low toxicity rates. Although complications, in general, have remained relatively minimal, increasing doses to increasing rectal volumes does result in increased rectal bleeding.

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