Advances in Urology

Focal Therapy for Prostatic Carcinoma


Publishing date
13 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Urology, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France

2Department of Urology and Section of Pathology (FA), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain

3Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA


Focal Therapy for Prostatic Carcinoma

Description

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death from malignant disease among men in the developed world. Due to screening, prostate cancer mortality was reduced in about 50% in the last decade. On the other hand, the same screening has influenced an augmentation in the risk overdiagnosis and overtreatment. A 10-year prostate cancer-specific mortality of 2.4% among patients with low-risk prostate cancer in the surveillance group indicates that this treatment option may be ideal for many patients with low-risk disease. However, we retained our inability to differentiate indolent from aggressive disease, and the decision-making tree in localized prostate cancer therapeutics includes different options that must be particularized in every case.

Recent stage migration of prostatic carcinoma towards low risk, overtreatment of biologic insignificant tumors with radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy with their associated morbidity, as well as the potential undertreatment and low acceptance of active surveillance in prostate cancer have led to rationalize the concept of organ-sparing treatment in prostate cancer. Focal therapy in prostate cancer is a particularized therapy that precisely ablates known disease while preserving functionality, aiming to minimize lifetime morbidity without compromising life expectancy. Although still limited, the evidence suggests that focal therapy may play a middle-ground alternative between expectant management and radical treatments.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define the actual role of focal therapy in prostatic carcinoma. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of focal therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of reliable diagnostic tools to differentiate subpopulations of low-risk prostate cancer
  • Elucidating the role of imaging tools in the diagnostic workup of prostate cancer patients
  • Identifying biomarkers/correlates with an impact on therapeutics decision-making in prostatic carcinoma
  • The role of cryotherapy, HIFU, brachytherapy, and photodynamic therapy in focal therapy treatment for prostatic carcinoma
  • Development and testing of novel applications of ablation therapies for prostate cancer

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 703923
  • - Editorial

Focal Therapy for Prostatic Carcinoma

Eric Barret
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 960835
  • - Clinical Study

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer: Long-Term Followup and Complications Rate

Umberto Maestroni | Francesco Dinale | ... | Francesco Ziglioli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 564372
  • - Clinical Study

Management of Localized Prostate Cancer by Focal Transurethral Resection of Prostate Cancer: An Application of Radical TUR-PCa to Focal Therapy

Masaru Morita | Takeshi Matsuura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 573193
  • - Review Article

Focal Therapy, Differential Therapy, and Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Anudh K. Jain | Ronald D. Ennis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 589160
  • - Review Article

Focal Laser Ablation of Prostate Cancer: Definition, Needs, and Future

Pierre Colin | Serge Mordon | ... | Nacim Betrouni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 862639
  • - Review Article

Current Challenges in Prostate Cancer Management and the Rationale behind Targeted Focal Therapy

Al B. Barqawi | Kevin J. Krughoff | Khadijah Eid
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 391437
  • - Review Article

Focal Therapy in the Management of Prostate Cancer: An Emerging Approach for Localized Prostate Cancer

Takeo Nomura | Hiromitsu Mimata
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