|Adjuvant Radiation Therapy After Radical Prostatectomy
(Prepared by Cecilia Lacks, PhD, from AUA presentation by William J. Catalona, MD and his Research Collaborators)
INTRO: New studies are demonstrating that adjuvant radiation therapy improves PSA progression-free survival in men with adverse pathology in their surgical specimen.
Adjuvant radiotherapy is given as a precautionary measure in patients who have adverse features in their pathology report. This radiotherapy is usually given 3 to 4 months after the operation when urinary continence has returned. It may be delayed further if continence has not yet returned.
Geoff Habermacher, Chicago, IL; Kimberly A. Roehl, Saint Louis, MO; Stacy Loeb, Washington, DC; Onisuru Okotie, Norm Smith, William J. Catalona, Chicago, IL