[Correspondence] The addition of pelvic lymph node treatment to prostate bed salvage radiotherapy

Alan Pollack and colleagues1 show that extending salvage prostate bed radiotherapy (PBRT) by including pelvic lymph node radiotherapy (PLNRT) combined with short-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) results in a meaningful increase in freedom from progression in patients with prostate cancer who have biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy, compared with patients who were treated with PBRT alone or PBRT plus short-term ADT. The combination of PLNRT plus PBRT plus ADT led to a higher number of acute adverse events compared with PBRT plus ADT, although higher rates of late toxicity were not observed.