The role of high-intensity focused ultrasound in prostate cancer

Curr Oncol Rep. 2007 May;9(3):222-5. doi: 10.1007/s11912-007-0025-0.


High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has emerged in the past decade as a new addition to the armamentarium of treatment options for prostate cancer. Clinical studies have investigated its use as a treatment for clinically localized disease and as salvage therapy in the setting of failure after external beam radiotherapy. Additional studies with long-term follow-up are needed to further evaluate the cancer control and quality of life outcomes of this new therapeutic modality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional*
  • Ultrasound, High-Intensity Focused, Transrectal*