The 1999 Patterns of Care Study of Radiotherapy in Localized Prostate Carcinoma: A Comprehensive Survey of Prostate Brachytherapy in the United States
PB was used in 36% of men who were treated with radiotherapy nationally. The mean age of men who were treated with PB was younger than the population of men who were treated with EB alone. Nearly 50% of men who received PB also received EB. EB was used more frequently in men with higher-risk disease. ADT was used in 40% of patients in the PB group. Techniques and prescription doses were consistent with published guidelines.