External beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer


YILMAZ H. , Aksu G., DİLLİOĞLUGİL Ö.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY, cilt.17, ss.892-898, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/1008-682x.156857
  • Dergi Adı: ASIAN JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.892-898

Özet

Radiotherapy (XRT) is a curative treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa). Recent XRT technologies allow higher dose therapy that lead to increased local control with less adjacent tissue damage. Additionally, receiving neo-adjuvant or adjuvant hormonotherapy (HT) during radiation therapy increases the curative effect. The aim of this paper is to review the current literature and guidelines on external beam radiation therapy for PCa. However, brachytherapy and radiosurgery, a recently evolving relatively new technology for the radiotherapeutic management of localized PCa, are beyond the scope of this paper.