The curative role of radiotherapy in adenocarcinoma of the prostate in patients under 55 years of age: A rare cancer network retrospective study

Tan Dat Nguyen*, Philip M.P. Poortmans, Marleen Van Der Hulst, Gabriela Studer, Eva Pigois, Timothy D. Collen, Yazid Belkacemi, Véronique Beckendorf, Raymond Miralbell, Luciano Scandolaro, Guy Soete, Salvador Villa, Eliahu Gez, Olivier Thomas, Marco Krengli, Nicolas Jovenin

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Abstract

To determine whether radiation therapy could be an acceptable alternative to surgery in young patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate, we analysed the outcome of 39 patients aged under 55 with organ confined tumours who received external radiation therapy in a curative intent. Our results suggest that similar local control in younger and older patients can be expected from either external beam radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Young patients

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