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Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Jul;9(7):953-62. doi: 10.1586/era.09.53.

Novel treatment methods for localized prostate cancer: hypofractionated robotic radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy.

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  • 1Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. nad103@gunet.georgetown.edu

Abstract

The standard localized therapies for prostate cancer include external-beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy and radical prostatectomy. There are several novel approaches in development aimed at improving local disease control and survival, and reducing post-treatment complications. In low-to-intermediate-risk patients, new radiation approaches are being explored to include hypofractionated robotic radiation therapy. For high-risk patients, the focus is on multimodality approaches, especially the addition of chemotherapy. Recent developments in radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy are the focus of this review.

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19589034
DOI:
10.1586/era.09.53
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