HIFU Treatment a Possible Salvage Therapy After Failed EBRT

A recently published article in Urology Times claims that salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) appears to be an effective treatment option for locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) failure. The study, which this article reported on, used data from analyses of 6-year oncologic outcomes show. When the researchers did a [...]

Salvage Radiotherapy after High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Recurrent Localized Prostate Cancer

HIFU has been a common primary prostate cancer treatment in Europe for quite a while. Currently, in the United States, there are a number of clinical trial sites evaluating HIFU as a primary treatment. Like all other primary treatments there is a significant failure rate causing men to move on to salvage therapy. In Europe [...]

Salvage Radiotherapy (SRT) After High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Recurrent Localized Prostate Cancer

The use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the primary treatment of prostate cancer will probably become more common in the very near future. HIFU has been used for many years in Europe and Mexico and has recently been in clinical trials in the United States. HIFU has been a successful method of prostate cancer [...]

HIFU For The Treatment Of Recurrent Prostate Cancer Post Failed Radiotherapy

What are you going to do if you have had radiation therapy as a primary prostate cancer therapy and the cancer has reoccurred? If the disease has remained in the prostate gland some men are able to go back and have surgery, but the condition the gland has been left in post radiation makes it [...]

How a Prostate Cancer Recurrence Is Currently Dealt With – Salvage Methods For Recurrent Prostate Cancer After Failure Of PrimaryRadiotherapy

The authors of a recent study from the Duke Prostate Center and Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. and the Department of Urology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan reviewed the current salvage methods for treating recurrent local recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy (RT). They used a [...]

Clinical Trial Using HIFU for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer After Radiation Failure

HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) is one of the newer treatments for prostate cancer. Although not yet approved in the United States it has received a lot of press and growing popularity as a primary treatment option. There are a number of European countries already using it as a regular treatment modality and there are a [...]

Salvage HIFU – A New Alternative for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is slowly becoming a better-known treatment for prostate cancer in the United States. (What is HIFU- high-intensity focused ultrasound that rapidly heats and destroys the prostate.) HIFU has been used in Europe and Mexico for a period with an increasing number of Americans becoming interested in it and traveling to receive [...]

HIFU For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to destroy cancerous tissue with focused sound waves. It has been used for a period of time in both Europe and Mexico as a primary prostate cancer treatment. Currently, in the United States there is a phase III trial being conducted [...]

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HIFU As A Salvage Therapy After External Beam Therapy

Salvage treatment options for prostate cancer after the failure of radiation as a primary treatment is often seen as a reason to avoid radiation as a primary treatment modality. The common collective wisdom is that after failed radiation our options for additional treatment of recurrent prostate cancer are limited to systematic treatments, hormone therapy, Ketoconazole [...]

Salvage Radiotherapy After High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Localized Prostate Cancer: Early Clinical Results

HIFU is becoming increasing popular as a primary alternative treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer that is confined in the gland. Commonly used in Europe and in Mexico, HIFU is also being evaluated in a clinical trials in the United States. As with all primary prostate cancer treatments, it too has a failure rate. [...]