[Brachytherapy and prostate cancer]

Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Sante du Quebec
Record ID 31999009816
English, French
Original Title: Brachythérapie et cancer de la prostate
Authors' objectives: This study aims summarise the available evidence on the use of brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. It summarises the evidence of brachytherapy's intended and unintended effects and compares these to treatments in current use.
Authors' recomendations: This report concludes that the evidence is too weak to demonstrate either greater efficacy of brachytherapy compared to other treatments or better cost-effectiveness. However, complications appear to be much less frequent with brachytherapy. In summary, this technology remains experimental until data are available to confirm its efficacy, particularly among men with localised, well-differentiated early stage prostate cancer with low pre-treatment PSA levels.
Authors' methods: Evaluation study
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Brachytherapy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy
Contact
Organisation Name: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec
Contact Address: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec, 2021, avenue Union, #1040, Montréal, Québec H3A S29, Canada. Tel: 514-873-2563; FAX: 514-873-1369
Contact Name: aetmis@aetmis.gouv.qc.ca
Contact Email: aetmis@aetmis.gouv.qc.ca
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