Radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Koontz BF, Lee WR. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2013 Jul;22(3):483-94. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2013.02.006. Epub 2013 Mar 9.


Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3085, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address: bridget.koontz@duke.edu.


Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for newly diagnosed prostate cancer, salvage treatment, or for palliation of advanced disease. Herein we briefly discuss the indications, results, and complications associated with brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy, when used as monotherapy and in combination with each other or androgen deprivation.