Historical perspective on prostate brachytherapy

Mark Garzotto, William R. Fair

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Brachytherapy - radiation delivered close to or within a tumor - had its origins at the beginning of this century. Its use in prostate cancer was delayed first by the view that this was a relatively radioresistant cancer and then by clinical experience showing high failure and morbidity rates. More recently, technological innovations such as ultrasonography and computer-based treatment planning have made prostate brachytherapy a reasonable treatment option for many patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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