The role of radiation in urological malignancies

Eric D. Donnelly, Bryan David Macrie*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Radiation therapy (RT) is a vital component of treatment for many urologic malignancies including prostate cancer, where advancements in RT technique have improved outcomes without adding toxicity. In bladder cancers, use of concurrent chemoradiation therapy and surgery for salvage has yielded survival equivalent to up-front cystectomy with preservation of the bladder. In patients with stage I-II testicular seminomas, RT utilization has been refined to limit unnecessary exposure. The role of RT is not well defined in the management of penile and urethral cancers; however, the literature supports its use as an organ-preserving treatment approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493922178
ISBN (Print)9781493922161
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation therapy
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • Urologic malignancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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