3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued cancer service guidance 'Improving outcomes in urological cancers'.

3.2 The Institute has issued interventional procedures guidance on low dose rate brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer, cryotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer, cryotherapy as a primary treatment for prostate cancer, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and high-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
May 2006

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of high dose rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer', November 2005.

Information for patients

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.