Brachytherapy's use in prostate Ca is on the rise

January 1, 2004

Winston-Salem, NC--Well over one-third of men with localized prostatecancer are opting for brachytherapy as their primary treatment, accordingto a recently published study. Past and current data indicate the proportionof prostate cancer patients choosing brachytherapy has grown from 1.4% in1992 to 3.0% in 1995 to 36% in 1999-the latest year for which comprehensivedata are available.