3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on urological cancer services, which includes prostate cancer. The Institute has also issued interventional procedures guidance on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and is preparing guidance on salvage cryotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer [Now published as 'Cryotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer'].

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of high intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer', March 2004.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.