Thursday, March 20, 2014

ASTRO and AUA Joint Guideline for Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy Highlighted at ASTRO Annual Meeting (part 5)


The strategies and approaches recommended were derived from evidence-based and consensus-based processes in the reviewed articles. The systematic review included articles that provided detailed efficacy for patients with detectable and undetectable prostatic specific antigen (PSA) levels, toxicity and quality of life impact, and optimal imaging strategies to determine the appropriateness of radiation therapy use in patients suspected of recurrence. Only studies in which PSA data were provided for 75 percent or more patients were included in the guideline.

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