BXTAccelyon Blog

July 30, 2019

The National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA) published results from a prospective audit of men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England and Wales between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017 were included in the audit.

Recommendations from the findings included increased use of transperineal prostate biopsy. The report noted that the use of transperineal biopsies had remained static over the period, despite the procedure being associated with more precise diagnoses. Transperineal biopsies - typically conducted under GA - accounted for just...

July 8, 2019

A new study published in the International Multidisciplinary Brachytherapy Journal entitled Genitourinary toxicity after permanent iodine-125 seed implantation: The nationwide Japanese prostate cancer outcome study of permanent iodine-125 seed implantation (J-POPS) has found that patients who underwent low dose rate brachytherapy displayed acceptable and comparable levels of genitourinary (GU) toxicity to those previously reported in U.S. patients. The findings of this study support those of the Ascende-RT trial, which was the first randomised clinical trial comparing brachytherapy to the trad...