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Title: The role of elective pelvic radiotherapy in clinically node-negative prostate cancer: A systematic review
Authors: Dirix, Piet ×
Joniau, Steven
Van den Bergh, Laura
Isebaert, Sofie
Oyen, Raymond
Deroose, Christophe
Lerut, Evelyne
Haustermans, Karin #
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Series Title: Radiotherapy and Oncology vol:110 issue:1 pages:45-54
Article number: S0167-8140(13)00330-7
Abstract: The role of elective radiotherapy of the pelvic nodal regions in clinically node-negative prostate cancer patients remains highly controversial. This review will address the difficulty of non-invasive nodal staging, even with more advanced imaging techniques, and will show that surgical staging still finds a relatively high percentage of patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer that have microscopic tumor invasion in the pelvic nodes. Finally, an overview of the current literature on elective pelvic irradiation will be provided.
ISSN: 0167-8140
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Organ Systems (+)
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
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