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Focal therapy in prostate cancer: A review of seven common controversies

Bass, EJ; Ahmed, HU; (2016) Focal therapy in prostate cancer: A review of seven common controversies. Cancer Treatment Reviews , 51 pp. 27-34. 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.07.004. Green open access

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Abstract

Radical treatments such as prostatectomy and radiotherapy have demonstrated success in terms of biochemical and disease-specific survival for localised prostate cancer. However, whilst the end goal of any cancer treatment is to control or cure disease it must also do so by minimising any side effects that may be experienced by the patient. Focal therapy as a concept aims to redress this established therapeutic ratio by treating areas of the prostate affected by significant disease as opposed to treating the entire gland. However, there are a number of common criticisms of focal therapy – we deem the seven sins – that require further interrogation.

Type: Article
Title: Focal therapy in prostate cancer: A review of seven common controversies
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.07.004
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.07.004
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Keywords: Prostate cancer; Focal therapy; Arguments for; Arguments against
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1534341
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