European collaborative group on prostate brachytherapy: Preliminary report in 1175 patients

S. Langley, R. Laing, A. Henderson, S. Aaltomaa, V. Kataja, J. E. Palmgren, F. Bladou, N. Salem, G. Serment, L. Nava, A. Losa, G. Guazzoni, F. Guedea, F. Aguilo, J. F. Suarez

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Abstract

Objective: To establish a multi-centre database of a large number of patients treated with brachytherapy across Europe. Methods: A total of 1175 patient files were registered in the database and the completeness of the data on these patients resulted in the majority being included in the analysis. Results: The database of patients treated with brachytherapy across Europe indicates that optimal patient selection for this procedure has been made, both in terms of outcome and side-effects, which will be subject of future analyses. This should enable refinement of the treatment choice and administration as well as provide useful guidance to other centres that want to establish this procedure for their patients. It will also set the ground for prospective studies. Conclusions: The established database indicates that brachytherapy as a treatment option for prostate cancer is well established in many centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Database
  • Europe
  • Low-dose rate brachytherapy
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Langley, S., Laing, R., Henderson, A., Aaltomaa, S., Kataja, V., Palmgren, J. E., Bladou, F., Salem, N., Serment, G., Nava, L., Losa, A., Guazzoni, G., Guedea, F., Aguilo, F., & Suarez, J. F. (2004). European collaborative group on prostate brachytherapy: Preliminary report in 1175 patients. European Urology, 46(5), 565-570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2004.06.008