Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Focal therapy using high-intensity focused ultrasound for localised prostate cancer
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- NICE encourages further research into focal therapy using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) 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 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.