Monthly Archives: February 2016

Study Supports Hemiablation HIFU for Prostate Cancer

Story source: Renal & Urology News. Jody A. Charnow, Editor. February 10, 2016 High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) hemiablation offers mid-term promising functional and oncologic outcomes in carefully selected patients with clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa), according to researchers. In a prospective cohort study of 50 patients who underwent HIFU ablation of a single lobe of the prostate, the 5-year actuarial metastases-free survival, cancer-specific survival, and overall survival rates were 93%, 100%, and 87%, respectively, Roland van Velthoven, MD, and colleagues at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels, Belgium, reported in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2016;19:79-83). The researchers documented complete continence (no pads) and erections sufficient for intercourse in 94% and 80% of patients, respectively. “Our study suggests that hemiablation HIFU is a valid mini-invasive focal therapy strategy, feasible [...]

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