Salvage focal ablation for radio-recurrent prostate cancer

When there is a recurrence after primary radiation treatment, it is very tempting to try to identify the site(s) of local recurrence within the prostate and prostate bed and only treat those. The hope is that we can destroy any remaining cancer while keeping toxicity to the bladder, rectum, and neurovascular bundles to a minimum. … READ MORE …

Effectiveness and safety of two forms of salvage therapy for patients with radio-recurrent prostate cancer

Two new papers address the utility of different types of salvage therapy for men with apparently localized, recurrent prostate cancer after first-line radiation therapy: the first paper reviews available data on outcomes after salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP); the second offers data from a small, recent series of men treated with salvage cryotherapy (SCT) using third-generation cryotechnology. … READ MORE …