Recommendation ID
IPG424/2
Question
Clinicians should collect data on all patients undergoing focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) (including details of case selection, methods of follow-up and outcomes) for local audit and for submission to national and/or international registers when these become available. The European Registry for Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate (EuCAP) register is being developed to receive data on focal therapy using HIFU for localised prostate cancer. When this facility is available clinicians should submit data on all patients undergoing focal therapy using HIFU for localised prostate cancer to that register.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on focal therapy using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for localised prostate cancer raises no major safety concerns. However, evidence on efficacy is limited in quantity and there is a concern that prostate cancer is commonly multifocal. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Focal therapy using high-intensity focused ultrasound for localised prostate cancer
Number
IPG424
Date issued
April 2012

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   Yes