Influence of Local Tumor Control on Distant Metastases and Cancer Related Mortality After External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • As assessed by posttreatment prostate biopsies, local control is improved with higher radiation doses. Long-term biochemical outcomes in patients with posttreatment biopsies demonstrating severe treatment effect changes were not different than those in patients with negative biopsies. We also noted that local tumor control was associated with a decrease in distant metastases and prostate cancer mortality, further highlighting the importance of achieving optimal tumor control in patients with clinically localized disease.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2646887

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2007.11.063

PubMed ID

  • 18289585

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1368

end page

  • 73; discussion 1373

volume

  • 179

number

  • 4