2. Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

  1. Hashim Uddin Ahmed MRCS, BM, BCh(Oxon), BA(Hons)3,
  2. Manit Arya FRCS, FRCS(Urol)4,
  3. Peter T. Scardino MD5 and
  4. Mark Emberton FRCS(Urol), FRCS(Eng), MBBS, BSc3
  1. John Sylvester1 and
  2. Peter Grimm2

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329896.ch2

Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology

Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology

How to Cite

Sylvester, J. and Grimm, P. (2011) Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer, in Interventional Techniques in Uro-Oncology (eds H. Uddin Ahmed, M. Arya, P. T. Scardino and M. Emberton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329896.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, University College London Hospitals NHS, Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 4

    Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  3. 5

    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lakewood Ranch Oncology Center, Bradenton, FL, USA

  2. 2

    Prostate Cancer Traetment Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192729

Online ISBN: 9781444329896



  • Brachytherapy for prostate cancer;
  • external beam radiotherapy (EBRT);
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA);
  • transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP);
  • extraprostatic extension (EPE);
  • Postoperative dosimetry evaluation;
  • rectourethral fistula (RUF);
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Brief history

  • Introduction

  • Patient selection

  • Technique

  • Toxicity

  • Cancer control

  • Future directions

  • Conclusions

  • References