Current topics in the treatment of prostate cancer with low-dose-rate brachytherapy

Urol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb;37(1):83-96, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.11.013.


The treatment of prostate cancer with low dose rate prostate brachytherapy has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. Outcome analyses performed in this period have enriched understanding of this modality. This article focuses on the development of a real-time ultrasound-guided implant technique, the importance of radiation dose, trimodality treatment of high-risk disease, long-term treatment outcomes, and treatment-associated morbidity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brachytherapy / mortality*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome