Canuck, back in my research days I looked really hard at both LDR and HDR and honestly I would have been comfortable with both. There are some minor pro's and con's between the two, but nothing IMHO that would sky rocket one over the other. I chose LDR primarily because it has a longer track record and I found one of the best LDR practitioners in the world less than two hours from my home.
JNF is right on about Dr. Jeffrey DeManes - absolutely the forefather of HDR. I had a phone consultation with him and was making plans to fly out to do an initial consultation, and then found the CPC where I had my LDR. I would encourage you to contact him at the CET/UCLA, I think you'll find that very helpful at this point in your journey. Here's a link:
And if you're interested in learning more about LDR I would encourage you to get ahold of the CPC:
Best wishes to you as you work down towards YOUR decision for treatment.
55 yrs old, excellent health - DX'd with PCa July '12
9 of 12 Gleason: 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+4 5-10%, 3+4 <5%, 3+4 5-10%, 3+4 30-40%, 3+4 15-20% (All neg PNI)
Negative DRE’s / NO / MO / T1C / Gland size 40gm / Vol. 22gm
Volume Study 8/14/12
Casodex 50mg daily 5 wks prior 2 wks post BT
LDR BT 9/21/12 – no issues
3 mo PSA 12/20 0.48!
6 mo PSA 3/14 0.21!