Steven E. Finkelstein, MD, FACRO, presented “New Approaches to Combining Brachytherapy with Immunotherapy” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.


How to cite: Finkelstein, Steven E. New Approaches to Combining Brachytherapy with Immunotherapy” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Jul 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/new-approaches-to-combining-brachytherapy-with-immunotherapy/

New Approaches to Combining Brachytherapy with Immunotherapy – Summary:

Steven E. Finkelstein, MD, FACRO, a radiation oncologist with Florida Cancer Affiliates in Panama City, Florida, discusses the growing field of brachytherapy-driven immunotherapy and its potential role in prostate cancer treatment. He goes on to discuss the mechanisms behind radiation-induced tumor death, the growing evidence behind the immunostimulatory effects of radiation, and a patent describing a radiation-based applicator and potential method for administering immunotherapy agents to cancerous tissue.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Finkelstein gave this presentation during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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