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"Fokal statt total" - Umdenken in der Therapie des Prostatakarzinoms


Eberli, Daniel; Mortezavi, Ashkan; Sulser, Tullio (2014). "Fokal statt total" - Umdenken in der Therapie des Prostatakarzinoms. Praxis, 103(7):391-397.

Abstract

Treatment options for prostate cancer are currently widely discussed in the media and by urologic associations. International studies showed that current treatment options may significantly affect the quality of life (including incontinence and erectile dysfunction) while only offering marginal survival benefits. Low to medium risk patients in particular don't seem to be ideal candidates for radical treatment by surgery of radio therapy. For this large group of patients focal therapy offers additional valuable treatment option. Malignant prostate tissue can be specifically ablated by High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Thus, the cancer can be controlled without removing the whole prostate and with minimal side effects. Multimodal magnetic resonance tomography, specific biopsies and monitoring contribute to the safety of this new treatment strategy.

Abstract

Treatment options for prostate cancer are currently widely discussed in the media and by urologic associations. International studies showed that current treatment options may significantly affect the quality of life (including incontinence and erectile dysfunction) while only offering marginal survival benefits. Low to medium risk patients in particular don't seem to be ideal candidates for radical treatment by surgery of radio therapy. For this large group of patients focal therapy offers additional valuable treatment option. Malignant prostate tissue can be specifically ablated by High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Thus, the cancer can be controlled without removing the whole prostate and with minimal side effects. Multimodal magnetic resonance tomography, specific biopsies and monitoring contribute to the safety of this new treatment strategy.

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Other titles:Focal therapy-a new era in the treatment of prostate cancer
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Urological Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2014
Deposited On:14 May 2014 09:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:50
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a001607
PubMed ID:24686760

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