Welcome. There are many reports, retrospective studies and statistics from clinics that show the excellent results for combination therapy. I can get a few to share and I suggest you look into the archives for a poster named TallAllen. He posted many links over the past several years. Two premier brachytherapy clinics, one here that does seeds and one in California associated with UCLA that does High Dose Rate have published their results for many years. Try www.cetmc.com for Dr Jeffrey Demanes the HDR pioneer who started using HDR in 1981. Also the Radiation Group of Georgia, Dr Frank Critz that pioneered the combination of seeds and external beam radiation back in the 1970’s. Website is www.prostricsion.com. Both are well published and you can go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and click on PMC which is Pub Med Central.
Also google for studies of effectiveness for combined therapy of brachytherapy, external beam radiation and ADT for high risk PCa. Some call this ther “triple play” and some refer to it as “brachy boost”. You should find a lot of papers and reports .
I am hoping you are doing well and PSA is undetectable as I assume you are still on ADT given your risk factors. Where were you treated?
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard and Jalyn started on 10-7-2010. IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13, 2010.
PSA < .1 since February 2011. Located in Cumming Georgia north of Atlanta
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