Is prostate-specific radiation still of any value in men diagnosed with distant metastases? Redux

Sometimes called “cytoreductive treatment” or “debulking,” removal of the primary cancer has been used effectively in other cancers, using either radiation or surgery to increase cancer-specific survival time. … READ MORE …

Is prostate-specific radiation still of any value in men diagnosed with distant metastases?

In some cancers, debulking of the primary tumor, also called cytoreduction, either with radiation or surgery, has been found to slow progression. Is that true of prostate cancer? … READ MORE …

Reduction in prostate size prior to permanent seed prostate brachytherapy

Data from a randomized clinical trial have shown that there is more than one way to reduce the size of a man’s prostate (if such cytoreduction is needed) prior to treatment with permanent, radioactive pellets (permanent, low-dose brachytherapy) for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …