Session

Focal treatment in prostate cancer

ESU Course 16

  • Location:
    Room 12, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chairs:
     E. Barret, Paris (FR)
     E. Barret, Paris (FR)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Focal treatment is about eradicating the cancer lesion within the prostate while preserving genitourinary function. This interactive course offers delegates
    • understanding of the rationale for focal treatment and patient selection criteria
    • update on principles, outcome and side effects of focal technologies
    • a thorough discussion of biopsy strategies and imaging in diagnostic work-up and follow-up
    • information about existing registries
    As men with prostate cancer are getting younger the side effects of whole gland treatment are getting more important. With several new technologies available a significant development of focal treatment is expected in the coming years.

Selection criteria for FT
Patient and disease characteristics
 J.P.M. Sedelaar, Nijmegen (NL)
Prostate biopsy modalities
 A. Govorov, Moscow (RU)
Focal therapy modalities
Treatment options
 J.P.M. Sedelaar, Nijmegen (NL)
Energy sources (technical aspects - videos)
Cryotherapy
 A. Govorov, Moscow (RU)
HIFU
 E. Barret, Paris (FR)
Brachytherapy
 A. Govorov, Moscow (RU)
Others (laser ablation, irreversible electroporation, radiofrequency)
 E. Barret, Paris (FR)
Follow up
Tools for post focal treatment evaluation
 J.P.M. Sedelaar, Nijmegen (NL)
Oncological and functional outcomes
 A. Govorov, Moscow (RU)
Definition of failure and failure management
 E. Barret, Paris (FR)
Clinical cases