Salvage radiation after prostate cancer surgery

UroToday – Predicting the Outcome of Salvage Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Prostate Cancer after Radical Prostatectomy

This retrospective study with a large cohort of patients treated with salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy suggests that up to 50% of patients may remain free of disease 6 years after treatment if it is instituted before their serum PSA rises above 0.5 ng/ml. The nomogram proposed predicts with reasonable accuracy which patients are more likely to exhibit a favorable response to salvage radiotherapy and may aid in clinical decision-making.

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