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Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of radioactive seeds the size of rice grains. Brachytherapy, an out-patient procedure, usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to perform. Most patients can return to their normal activities within days. The success rates of prostate brachytherapy have compared favorably with success rates of radical prostatectomy and external beam radiation. In comparison studies, prostate brachytherapy has shown to have a favorable side effect profile when compared with other modalities. Clinical studies have shown that prostate brachytherapy has a cure rate of 94% for appropriately selected patients.
Study shows only 44% of patients receive accepted, best treatment for cervical cancer

Study shows only 44% of patients receive accepted, best treatment for cervical cancer

Radiation boost provides added benefit to DCIS patients following breast-conserving surgery and WBRT

Radiation boost provides added benefit to DCIS patients following breast-conserving surgery and WBRT

Intermediate risk prostate cancer patients can achieve survival benefit with brachytherapy alone

Intermediate risk prostate cancer patients can achieve survival benefit with brachytherapy alone

Qfix launches new Symphony Patient Transport System to safely increase workflow efficiencies

Qfix launches new Symphony Patient Transport System to safely increase workflow efficiencies

NICE MIB offers SD-IORT using Xoft Axxent electronic brachytherapy system for early stage breast cancer patients

NICE MIB offers SD-IORT using Xoft Axxent electronic brachytherapy system for early stage breast cancer patients

African-American men treated with ADT for prostate cancer suffer from high mortality rates

African-American men treated with ADT for prostate cancer suffer from high mortality rates

LifeLine Software and Radyalis to exhibit Monte Carlo dose calculation technology at 2016 AAPM

LifeLine Software and Radyalis to exhibit Monte Carlo dose calculation technology at 2016 AAPM

VCU Health radiologist uses MRI technology to detect difficult prostate cancers

VCU Health radiologist uses MRI technology to detect difficult prostate cancers

ASTRO clinical practice statement outlines recommendations to customize treatment for rectal cancer

ASTRO clinical practice statement outlines recommendations to customize treatment for rectal cancer

Addition of L19-IL2 can increase radiation therapy-induced immune response against tumours

Addition of L19-IL2 can increase radiation therapy-induced immune response against tumours

SBRT for prostate cancer treatment offers higher cure rate than many traditional approaches

SBRT for prostate cancer treatment offers higher cure rate than many traditional approaches

Radiotherapy needs likely to increase in all European countries by 2025

Radiotherapy needs likely to increase in all European countries by 2025

Varian to collaborate with several Brazilian institutions to train healthcare professionals on radiotherapy technology

Varian to collaborate with several Brazilian institutions to train healthcare professionals on radiotherapy technology

Maryland Proton Treatment Center completes first patient treatment with Varian ProBeam system

Maryland Proton Treatment Center completes first patient treatment with Varian ProBeam system

UW–Madison center continues to offer accurate radiation treatment

UW–Madison center continues to offer accurate radiation treatment

Study may help guide patients and physicians to determine appropriate treatment option for early breast cancer

Study may help guide patients and physicians to determine appropriate treatment option for early breast cancer

UCLA study finds cost variation across entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer

UCLA study finds cost variation across entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer

APBI brachytherapy improves overall survival in selected patients with early stage breast cancer

APBI brachytherapy improves overall survival in selected patients with early stage breast cancer

Elekta’s high field MRI-guided linear accelerator installed at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elekta’s high field MRI-guided linear accelerator installed at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Varian Medical Systems' ProBeam proton therapy system receives CE Mark approval

Varian Medical Systems' ProBeam proton therapy system receives CE Mark approval