Novel techniques for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: evidence of efficacy?


Journal Article (Review)

Radical retropubic prostatectomy and radiation therapy remain the mainstay of treatment for localized prostate cancer. However, with the advent of the Internet, more patients are arriving in physicians' offices questioning novel techniques for their treatment that they otherwise would not have discovered. This paper discusses several of these techniques, including focal cryotherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, diets, supplements, and hormonal therapy. We also render our opinion on their efficacy for treatment based on the available published studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, MR; Moul, JW

Published Date

  • May 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 210

PubMed ID

  • 17459269

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17459269

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6285

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11934-007-0007-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States