Radiation Therapy-Brachytherapy High Dose Rate / Low Dose Rate
|Brachytherapy is one type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. Radiation therapy is the use of a type of energy, called ionizing radiation, to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Unlike external beam therapy (EBT), in which high-energy x-ray beams generated by a machine are directed at the tumor from outside the body, brachytherapy involves placing a radioactive material directly inside the body.
Brachytherapy, also called internal radiation therapy, allows a physician to use a higher total dose of radiation to treat a smaller area and in a shorter time than is possible with external radiation treatment.
Education / Resources
- American Cancer Society
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Prostate Cancer Therapeutics
- Xtandi – Enzalutamide
- Vantas – Histrelin Acetate
- LupronDepot – Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension
- Eligard – Leuprolide Acetate for Injectable Suspension
- Firmagon – Degarelix for Injection
- Xgeva – Denosumab Injection
- Prolia – Denosumab
- Zytiga – Abiratirone
Bladder Cancer Therapeutics