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How well does HIFU for prostate cancer work? Read the latest HIFU research 

Data in regard to HiFU has been collected over the last 20 years. To understand your specific cancer, we encourage you to visit the following site to get your 10-year mortality and results after radical prostatectomy.

We generally counsel patients that HiFU is about 90% as effective as radical surgery. Balancing your desire for cancer cure versus concerns about functional side effects will greatly impact your decision regarding prostate cancer treatment. The following articles will give you all the efficacy information and side-effect information you would need for a decision.

Read Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Focal Treatment for Unilateral Prostate Cancer Using High-Intensity Focal Ultrasound: A Comprehensive Study of Pooled Data” – Albisinni et al. – Journal of Endourology 2018:
  • Comparing High-Intensity Focal Ultrasound Hemiablation to Robotic Radical Prostatectomy in the Management of Unilateral Prostate Cancer: A Matched-Pair Analysis” – Albisinni et al. – Journal of Endourology 2017:
  • Focal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound of Unilateral Localized Prostate cancer: A Prospective Multicentric Hemiablation Study of 111 Patients” – Rischmann et al. – European Urology 2017 –
  • Focal High-intensity Focused Ultrasound Targeted Hemiablation for Unilateral Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Evaluation of Oncologic and Functional Outcomes” – Cordeiro Feijoo et al. – European Urology 2016 –
  • Hemi salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in unilateral radio-recurrent prostate cancer: a prospective two-centre study” – Baco et al. – British Journal of Urology International 2013 –
  • Whole-gland Ablation of Localized Prostate Cancer with High-intensity Focused Ultrasound: Oncologic Outcomes and Morbidity in 1002 Patients” – Crouzet et al. – European Urology 2014 –
  • Evolution and outcomes of 3 MHz High intensity focused ultrasound therapy for localized prostate cancer over 15 years” – Thueroff et al. – Journal of Urology 2013 –
  • Fourteen-year oncological and functional outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound in localized prostate cancer” – Ganzer et al. – British Journal of Urology International 2013 –
  • Salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for locally recurrent prostate cancer after failed radiation therapy: Multi-institutional analysis of 418 patients” – Crouzet et al. – British Journal of Urology International 2017 –
  • Locally recurrent prostate cancer after initial radiation therapy: Early salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound improves oncologic outcomes” – Crouzet et al. – Radiotherapy and Oncology 2012 –
  • A prospective study of salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound for locally radiorecurrent prostate cancer: Early results” – Berge et al. – Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010 –
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: A Review” – Chaussy et al. – Journal of Endourology 2017 –
  • HIFU as salvage first-line treatment for palpable, TRUS-evidenced, biopsy-proven locally recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy: A pilot study” – Asimakopoulos et al. – Urologic Oncology 2010 –
  • Salvage Radiotherapy After High-Intensity Focussed Ultrasound for Recurrent Localised Prostate Cancer” – Riviere et al. – European Urology 2010 –


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