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Table 5 Relationship between tumor location and outcome in the literature

From: Tumor burden and location as prognostic factors in patients treated by iodine seed implant brachytherapy for localized prostate cancers

 Period of recruitmentNumber of patientsMedian number of biopsy coresTumor locationMedian follow-upOutcome
Samuelian et al., 2011 [65]1998–2006527BI: 5289 months10-year bPFS = 93.5%
Hill et al., 2015 [60]1998–201284612BI: 528
MI: 578
AI: 560
Non BI: 318
5.59 yearsBiochemical failures: 62 (7.3%)
BI: 42/62 (67.7%)
No BI: 20/62 (32.3%)
(p = 0.17)
Present study2006–201328212BI: 145
MI: 149
AI: 131
61 monthsBiochemical failures: 20 (7.1%)
Failures: BI 11patients (55%) / MI 10 (50%) / AI 10 (50%)
Non failures: BI 134 patients (51.1%)/ MI 139 (53.1%)/ AI 121 (46.2%)
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  1. Abbreviations: BI base involvement, MI midgland involvement, AI apex involvement