Focal therapy for prostate cancer: The current status

Susan Marshall, Samir Taneja

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Abstract Purpose In an era of increasing prostate cancer incidence and earlier detection, the assessment of clinical significance of prostate cancer is critical. Minimally invasive therapies are increasingly being investigated in localized prostate cancer. Methods and results In this review, we discuss the current status of magnetic resonance imaging targeted fusion prostate biopsy and focal therapy for prostate cancer, its rationale, and techniques. Conclusion Focal therapy offers a promising outlook for prostate cancer treatment, with the goal of effectively achieving cancer control while minimizing morbidity. Long term studies are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalProstate International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Ablation
  • Focal therapy
  • Fusion prostate biopsy
  • MRI
  • MRI-targeted prostate biopsy
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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