Developments in prostate cancer at the EAU video session

Christian Stief, MD, from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany discusses developments in prostate cancer presented at a video session at the European Association of Urology (EAU) conference 2017 in London, UK. He explains that prostate fusion biopsy, which combines MRI and ultrasound imaging, is becoming more readily available, and comparable to biopsy carried out in the MRI apparatus. Prof. Stief points out that fusion biopsy is cost effective and much easier for patients to endure, while also giving precise information on the tumor itself and the extent of the tumor. He also speaks about cryotherapy, where a specific spot undergoes cryotherapy right after biopsy as an early therapy in an early stage of prostate cancer.

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