What is the efficacy of combination external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Isamettin Andrew Aral, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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A comprehensive literature review indicated that for high-risk patients, combination therapies involving EBRT and brachytherapy with or without androgen deprivation therapy appear to be superior to more localized treatments, such as seed implant alone, surgery alone, or EBRT. [3]


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