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Radiation Oncologist Reflects on Traditional Treatment Modalities in Prostate Cancer

Brandon Scalea
Published: Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019

Holger L. Gieschen, MD

Holger L. Gieschen, MD
Despite recent advances in the treatment of men with prostate cancer, radiation therapy remains a staple in multiple settings of this malignancy, said Holger L. Gieschen, MD.

Patients ranging from low- to high-risk disease can be treated with radiation; however, prostatectomy is a competing modality. While high-risk patients are often treated with surgery, they can also benefit from radiation therapy, noted Gieschen, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a radiation oncologist at West Cancer Center.

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