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Can J Surg. 1983 Jul;26(4):363-5.

Interstitial radiotherapy for localized carcinoma of the prostate.


Forty-two patients with localized carcinoma of the prostate have been treated with interstitial implantation of iodine 125 seeds after a thorough staging process. The procedure was well tolerated and carried acceptable morbidity and no mortality. Of major concern, however, was the failure of local control of the tumour in a high proportion (88%) of patients at 1 year. Combined interstitial and external beam radiotherapy may overcome this.

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