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Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: October 3, 2019
Project Number: RA1062-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of cryotherapy for early-stage or screen-detected prostate cancer?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines on the use of cryotherapy for prostate cancer?

Key Message

Four systematic reviews (including one systematic review with meta-analysis) were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of cryotherapy for early-stage or screen-detected prostate cancer. In addition, five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of cryotherapy for prostate cancer.