3.1 The Institute has issued interventional procedure guidance on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, high-intensity ultrasound for prostate cancer and cryotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer. It is also preparing guidance on high dose rate brachytherapy [Now published as 'High dose rate brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer'].
3.2 The Institute is also developing a clinical guideline: Prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment [Now published as 'Prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment'].
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.