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Prostate cancer: gentle removal with irreversible electroporation

Interview with Professor Michael K. Stehling from the Prostate Center in Offenbach am Main, Germany

In many cases, a prostate cancer diagnosis leads to the removal of the entire organ. Several therapies involve a severe outcome such as impotence or incontinence. Yet a surgical intervention doesn’t always eliminate the cancer completely. That’s why physicians debate whether radical measures are actually necessary. After all, prostate cancer grows very slowly.

10/08/2014

Photo: Michael K. Stehling

Prof. Dr. Michael K. Stehling; © Prostata Center Offenbach am Main

Photo: Application of the NanoKnife therapy

Application of the NanoKnife® therapy during an operation; © Prostata Center Offenbach am Main

Photo: Therapy simulation in 2D and 3D

Therapy simulation in 2D and 3D. The electrodes embrace the area that includes the tumors in the prostate; © Prostata Center Offenbach am Main

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann