Could focal therapy in prostate cancer replace standard therapy in the future?


Eskicorapci S. Y. , Toktas C.

UROONKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF UROONCOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.56-62, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : UROONKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF UROONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-62
  • Keywords: focal therapy, prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMATIC BIOPSY, INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND, DOPPLER TARGETED BIOPSY, RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY, ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE, CRYOSURGICAL ABLATION, TRANSRECTAL HIFU, TUMOR VOLUME, OUTCOMES, CRYOABLATION

Abstract

Prostate-specific antigen screening has led to a dramatically increased detection of small-volume, low grade and organ-confined prostate cancer. In an era where active surveillance is now considered a feasible alternative for low-risk prostate cancer patients, it is possible that organ-sparing treatments like focal treatments options (HIFU, CSAP vs.) could also be good treatment alternatives in selected patient groups. Focal therapy is an appealing strategy for any tumor and in time may prove to be a valuable treatment option for low-risk, carefully selected prostate cancer patients.