Brachytherapy for prostate cancer
The course is aimed at all those who may be members of the prostate brachytherapy team and for those wishing to set up prostate brachytherapy unit i.e.: urologists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists (RTTs) radiologists, physicists and specialist nurses.
Peter Hoskin, Radiation Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, London (UK)
Bashar Al Qaisieh, Clinical Physicist, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds (UK)
Stefan Machtens, Urologist, Marien-Krankenhaus, Bergisch Gladbach (DE)
Carl Salembier, Radiation Oncologist, Cliniques de l’Europe, Brussels (BE)
Frank-André Siebert, Physicist, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (DE)
The course aims to:
- Provide an overview of the epidemiology and treatment options for localised prostate cancer
- Discuss patient selection/indications and contra-indications for brachytherapy
- Provide an overview of the techniques, equipment and staffing for a prostate brachytherapy unit, including the physics background and regulatory requirements
- Give an overview of the results, side effects and their management
- Discuss new developments relevant to brachytherapy in imaging, focal therapy and salvage.