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February 2, 2007

Brachytherapy and Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survival

A study published in the February 1 issue of the International Journal for Radiation Oncology Biology Physics shows that brachytherapy, often referred to as seed implants, can result in high long-term survival rates among men with prostate cancer.

Among more than 2,600 men who received permanent brachytherapy implants for stage T1 or T2 disease, 93% of those who received doses of at least 130 Gray to more than 90% of the prostate had an eight-year PSA-relapse-free survival, reported Michael J. Zelefsky, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues.

Brachytherapy Sows Seeds of Prostate Cancer Survival

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