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The hot -- and cold -- interventional radiology treatments for recurrent prostate cancer
Date:3/16/2010

e and location. "Immediately after treatment, we found no definite residual tumor. The treatment preserved the patients' baseline sexual and urinary function and had no major complications," added Woodrum.

Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men and accounted for 27,360 deaths last year. Most of the 192,280 men diagnosed with cancer of the prostate (adenocarcinoma) in 2009 were older than 50 years of age. Prostate cancer management decisions often depend on the degree of spread or stage of the cancer. Treatment alternatives may include surgery, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, chemotherapy, active surveillance or manipulation of hormones that affect the cancer. Cancer recurrence rates after surgical resection can be as high as 15󈞀 percent, leaving a significant number of men who require salvage therapy with radiation therapy or hormones; however, each has drawbacks. Some men continue to have detectable residual prostate cancer even after surgical removal and radiation treatment; for these individuals this potential new therapy with imaging guidance presents an innovative method to target and treat the cancer when all others have failed.

In this retrospective review, each of the four men was found to have post surgical recurrent prostate cancer detected by MR imaging. Two were treated with MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy; the other two were treated with cryoablation. Biopsy-proven cancer lesions ranged in size from 6󈝽 millimeters and were located in the prostate bed just inferior to the bladder and anterior to the rectum, where the prostate gland had previously resided. The men had no detectable metastases at the time of treatment. For both ablation methods, two to three probes or applicators were used in each case. Intermittent MR imaging was employed during the procedures for placement of the probes/applicators and to actively monitor ablation size during treatment to completely cove
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Society of Interventional Radiology
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