Évaluation par questionnaire des pratiques de la curiethérapie de prostate en France

Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer brachytherapy can be used as an alternative to the radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy. In the low-risk group, specific survivals are up to 95% after 10years. The aim of the study is to describe the practices in brachytherapy in France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey made by AFU (French Urologic Association) and SFRO (French Society Of Oncological Radiotherapy) assessing the practices in brachytherapy in France was sent to all the urologists and radiotherapists even if they did not practice it. RESULTS: In total, 1417 surveys were sent, 285 were received coming from 211 urologists (74%) and 74 radiotherapists (26%). Sixty (21%) practiced brachytherapy (31 urologists, 29 radiotherapists). Low dose rate with permanent implants was used in 83,3%. Brachytherapy was advised for low-risk group by 90% who responded the survey, 73% used it in intermediate risk and only 13% in high risk. CONCLUSION: Brachytherapy is hardly used in low risk prostate cancer. It probably needs a reconsideration of recommendations due to the good results in association with a good picking. The urologist-radiotherapist couple is essential in the overall care of the patient. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:4.
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B. Delattre, L. Cormier, C. Borgogno, J.L. Descotes, D. Peiffert, et al.. Évaluation par questionnaire des pratiques de la curiethérapie de prostate en France. Progrès en Urologie, Elsevier Masson, 2017, 27 (12), pp.626-631. ⟨10.1016/j.purol.2017.05.008⟩. ⟨hal-02264189⟩



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