[Radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer: indications, evolutions and integrated approaches]

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] [Radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer: indications, evolutions and integrated approaches]

Gian Carlo Mattiucci, Mario Balducci, Vincenzo Valentini, Giovanna Mantini, Bruno Fionda, Vincenzo Frascino, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Anna R.Ita Alitto, Alessio G.Iuseppe Morganti

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is a heterogeneous, indolent or sometimes aggressive tumor. Treatment options are various and without proved superiority. Radiotherapy (RT) plays a key role in the disease history. Technological evolution with Intensity Modulate Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) allowed improvement, with significant results on local control and survival. Hypofractionation, Stereotactic Body RT (SBRT) and new brachytherapy approachs are still under investigation, with promising opportunities. Adjuvant vs salvage postoperative RT, hormone association, prophylactic pelvic irradiation are still under debate, but guidelines express overlapping indications.
Multidisciplinary managements will be the future for care optimization, providing the best tool for 
holistic and informed patients’ choice.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] [Radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer: indications, evolutions and integrated approaches]
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)188-201
Number of pages14
JournalUrologia
Volume80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • prostata

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