The ins (brachytherapy) and outs (external beam) of prostate radiotherapy

Launched: January 16, 2018
Length: 23 minutes

Presenter: Dr Danny Vesprini, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Webinar overview: This presentation explains how radiation therapy works and describes the 2 main methods of delivering prostate radiotherapy – brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy. It reviews the main treatment options for low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer, focusing on radiation. You’ll learn about the different types of radiation and why one treatment may be preferred over another.


Dr Danny Vesprini is a radiation oncologist specializing in prostate cancer at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, an affiliate scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. He is a principal investigator of the Sunnybrook Active Surveillance program and the director of the Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) program, which focuses on men that have developed or are at high risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
Dr. Danny Vesprini
Dr Danny Vesprini

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