Vol. 44 (3): 435-439, May – June, 2018

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.03.05


Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva1, 2, Fernando J. Kim 1,2
1 Division of Urology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA; 2 Division of Urology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA


Keywords: Radiation; Prostatic Neoplasms; Radiotherapy


Radiation therapy (RT) is an effective treatment for localized prostate cancer and approximately 45% of patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer choose radiotherapy as initial treatment (1). Novel RT technology is evolving, allowing more targeted and higher doses of radiation in the prostate such as three-dimensional conventional RT and intensity-modulated conformal RT.

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