News | August 07, 2007

Mixed Opinions on Optimal Prostate Cancer Treatments

August 8, 2007 – A new report from IMV Limited suggests controversy among urologists and radiation oncologists regarding optimal treatments for patients with localized prostate cancer.

The report, Trends in the Prostate Cancer Treatment Market: 2007 and Beyond, is based on new primary market research involving 122 urologists and 115 radiation oncologists in the U.S. who actively treat prostate cancer patients. The report provides insights about procedure volumes, opinions about the relative efficacy of different therapies and rating of brachytherapy seed vendors on attributes such as product quality and customer service.

“In general, less invasive treatment modalities will continue to gain favor. Both urologists and radiation oncologists expect the use of Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to become much more widespread within the next few years, leading to more focused treatment that will be delivered in fewer sessions,” observed Mary. C. Patton, Director of Market Research at IMV. “But unlike the radiation oncologist, many urologists predict that the use of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy will grow significantly in the near future, taking advantage of nerve-sparing techniques and robotic assistance to reinforce surgery as their first-line treatment of choice for patients with localized disease.”

For more information: www.imvinfo.com

Related Content

Feature | March 03, 2015
A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D printing could...
MRI Systems Clinical Trial/Study Stents Cath Lab Health Service Research
News | September 18, 2012
September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the...
News | January 04, 2012
January 4, 2012 – ECRI, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, listed...
News | May 02, 2011
May 2, 2011 – The mid-point for enrollment was reached in of the international APPOSITION III study of Stentys self-...
News | March 30, 2011
March 30, 2011 – Understanding that angioplasty is safe may encourage additional studies for its use as a treatment...
News | January 04, 2011
January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects...
News | February 11, 2010
February 11, 2010 – former president Bill Clinton received two coronary stents today after being admitted to the...
News | June 15, 2008
June 16, 2008 - Mindray Medical International Ltd.
News | February 18, 2008
February 19, 2008 - Seventy percent of Americans would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who suppor
News | February 17, 2008
February 18, 2008 - More than 100 ASC advocates from across the country made visits to nearly 90 Congressional office
Overlay Init