Dr. Schwen on focal therapies for prostate cancer

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On an episode of Cleveland Clinic’s Cancer Advances podcast, host Dale Shepard, MD, PhD, talked with Zeyad Schwen, MD, about the use of focal therapy to treat patients with localized prostate cancer.

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Schwen, who is a urologic oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, covers these topics:

  • The difference between traditional treatments and focal therapies
  • Factors that make a patient a good candidate for focal therapy
  • Focal procedures, including Nanoknife, high-intensity focused ultrasound and cryotherapy
  • Risk of recurrence and salvage therapies
  • Clinical trials devoted to focal therapies

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