Show simple item record Tsivian, M Hruza, M Mouraviev, V Rassweiler, J Polascik, TJ
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2011-04-15T16:46:25Z 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation J Endourol, 2010, 24 (5), pp. 849 - 853
dc.description.abstract Focal therapy (FT) for the management of clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) is growing from a concept to reality because of increased interest of both patients and physicians. Selection protocols, however, are yet to be established. We discuss the role of prostate biopsy in candidate selection for FT and highlight the different strategies and technical aspects of the use of prostate biopsy in this setting. In our opinion, prostate biopsy plays a major role in the selection process and tailoring appropriate treatment strategy to the patient. FT necessitates dedicated biopsy schemes that would reliably predict the extent, nature, and location of PCa in selected patients. Currently, there is insufficient scientific evidence to propose a specific biopsy scheme that could fit every candidate, providing accurate characterization of the disease in the individual patient. Further research is necessary to establish solid selection protocols that would reliably identify appropriate candidates for FT of PCa.
dc.format.extent 849 - 853
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Endourol
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1089/end.2009.0473
dc.subject Biopsy
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Neoplasm Staging
dc.subject Patient Selection
dc.subject Prostate
dc.subject Prostatic Neoplasms
dc.title Prostate biopsy in selecting candidates for hemiablative focal therapy.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-5-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 853 en_US
duke.description.issue 5 en_US
duke.description.startpage 849 en_US
duke.description.volume 24 en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Endourology en_US
pubs.issue 5
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Surgery
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Surgery/Surgery, Urology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Cancer Institute
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 24
dc.identifier.eissn 1557-900X

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