generated a plethora of well-controlled randomized trials to This second edition of the Atlas of the Prostate summarizes the current evaluation and treatment of prostatic diseases. Diseases of investigate nearly every facet of management. The individuals who conducted many of these clinical trials, which so precisely the prostate invariably affect men as they age into their sixth decade of life and beyond, and physicians who provide care for inform us as to the efficacy of these treatments, are in many older men invariably devote a greater portion of their clinical instances authors in this Atlas. attention to the prostate. This Atlas conveys important information Prostate cancer management has likewise been an area of inno to practicing clinicians using figures, images, tables, and algo vation and change in practice patterns. The emergence of rithms in a most artful rendition. The contributors are practicing brachytherapy with seed implantation of the prostate, new strate clinicians, and they have produced a clear and concise review of gies for androgen manipulation of advanced prostatic cancer, and prostatic diseases. The format emphasizes figures and tables over further attempts to identify effective chemotherapeutic agents are some of the advances in prostate cancer management seen in the text to accurately and quickly provide the pertinent thoughts regarding prostatic disease management for the busy clinician. past one to two decades.