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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.
ASTRO commends NRC's final rule that defines medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy

ASTRO commends NRC's final rule that defines medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy

Beaumont Health's new Proton Therapy Center starts treating cancer patients

Beaumont Health's new Proton Therapy Center starts treating cancer patients

ASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancer

ASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancer

Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Brachytherapy is effective treatment option for penile cancer, study shows

Brachytherapy is effective treatment option for penile cancer, study shows

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Quality of life for prostate cancer patients varies by type of treatment, study reveals

Quality of life for prostate cancer patients varies by type of treatment, study reveals

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Different therapies for early-stage breast cancer show wide variations in cost-effectiveness

Different therapies for early-stage breast cancer show wide variations in cost-effectiveness

Study highlights potential tolerability of single fraction of HDR brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer

Study highlights potential tolerability of single fraction of HDR brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer

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