Current Clinical Urology

Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer

Editors: Polascik, Thomas J. (Ed.)

  • Presents strengths and limitations of ablative devices
  • Covers patient selection, treatment strategy, and outcomes including safety concerns
  • Provides insight into the latest clinical applications of image-guided diagnosis and treatment
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Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer evaluates the scientific evidence for the evolving trend to treat low to intermediate risk, clinically localized prostate cancer in a focally ablative manner with novel gland-preserving, focal therapy methods. Various ablative devices such as high intensity focused ultrasound, irreversible electroporation, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy and laser ablation, among others, are discussed in regard to their strengths and limitations as a therapeutic modality. Emphasis is placed on tumor stage shift towards early stage disease with an increase in unilateral versus bilateral cancers validated by final pathology assessment of large prostatectomy series. Current and new approaches to image cancer foci within the prostate (3-Dimensional contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography, multiparametric magnetic resonance image with spectroscopy,  ETC) are presented along with biopsy techniques to map prostate cancer. Patient selection, treatment strategy, outcomes and safety concerns that may provide acceptable cancer control and improved quality of life for patients are all covered in detail.
 
Written by experts in the field and lavishly illustrated with detailed line-art and photographs, Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer is a resourceful volume beneficial to practitioners specializing in the treatment and management of prostate cancer.

About the authors

Thomas J. Polascik MD FACS
Department of Surgery, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC, USA

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“This book highlights the state-of-the-art approaches to diagnosis, imaging, and all the available focal therapy modalities for organ-confined prostate cancer. … This is an excellent resource for practicing urologists, radiologists, and pathologists, as well as urology and radiology trainees. … The references are current and comprehensive. This is a great resource for those interested in becoming proficient in focal therapy for prostate cancer. … to my knowledge this the only comprehensive book in English covering all aspects of organ-sparing treatment protocols for localized prostate cancer.” (Ilia Zeltser, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)

“Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer discusses the latest clinical applications in patient selection, treatment and management of prostate cancer, tissue and organ preservation strategies, strengths and limits of ablative devices, and quality of life preservation. … Clearly written for practitioners specializing in the treatment and management of prostate cancer … . well written and well organized into 7 parts that include 28 chapters, an index, various charts and graphs, and several magnetic resonance (MR) images of prostate cancer in different stages.” (Radiation Therapist, Vol. 22 (2), 2013)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Focal Therapy in Other Genitourinary Systems: Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Graversen, Joseph A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Changing Landscape of Prostate Cancer Favoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Implications for Active Surveillance Versus Focal Therapy

    Lee, Byron H. (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Active Surveillance and Focal Therapy: A European Perspective

    Poppel, Hendrik (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Pathologic Basis for Focal Therapy: Understanding Cancer Grade, Volume, and Spatial Location

    Polascik, Thomas J. (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • Identifying the Index Lesion

    Karavitakis, Markos (et al.)

    Pages 73-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer
Editors
  • Thomas J. Polascik
Series Title
Current Clinical Urology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-182-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-182-0
Series ISSN
2197-7194
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 396
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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