Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Focal therapy using cryoablation for localised prostate cancer|
|Date issued||April 2012|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- NICE encourages further research into focal cryoablation for localised prostate cancer. This should take the form of controlled studies comparing the procedure against other forms of management. Studies should clearly define patient selection criteria and should report outcomes including local recurrence in the long term.
- Clinicians should collect data on all patients undergoing focal cryoablation (including details of case selection, methods of follow-up and outcomes) for local audit. Clinicians should enter details about all patients undergoing focal therapy using cryoablation for localised prostate cancer onto the European Registry for Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate (EuCAP) register and review clinical outcomes locally.