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Heating and Freezing Used to Destroy Prostate Cancer Cells

Cancer Newsline - 01/03/2011

Guest(s): John Ward, M.D.

Ablative therapy (using hot or cold fluid to destroy tissue) is being used at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center as one option to treat prostate cancer. John Ward, M.D., assistant professor in the Urology Department, discusses HIFU, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, (heat) and cryotherapy (cold) as effective minimally invasive treatment choices for prostate cancer patients.

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