Focal Therapy in the Management of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Barken discusses the current status of focal therapy for early prostate cancer.  The discussion includes Cryotherapy, HIFU and the latest Photo Dynamic Therapy.

For the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm Pacific

Time:  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program. 

Question Of The Week:

  A patient in his 60s with intermediate risk prostate cancer

asks, “Should I do Focal Therapy? What is the downside of

choosing this approach?  Which technology should I consider –

Cryosurgery, HIFU, PDT or other techniques?

The related article of the week:’

Focal Therapy in the Management of Prostate Cancer:

An Emerging Approach for Localized Prostate Cancer. 

Takeo Nomura. Advances in Urology, Volume 2012, Article ID 391437,   click here

 

Go to the Video Blog Presentation on AskDrBarken.WordPress.com:  

Focal HIFU with Dr. Doug Chinn, please click here

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