Active surveillance is a useful strategy in the management of patients with low-risk prostate cancer - Abstract

Radical prostatectomy has in randomised settings failed to demonstrate a survival difference in patients with low-risk prostate cancer when tested against an observational strategy.

Active surveillance has been introduced in order to reduce overtreatment by distinguishing between cancers with a biological potential, and truly indolent cancers best left untreated. Preliminary results from large prospective active surveillance cohorts are promising; however, uncertainties persist concerning optimal patient selection and follow-up, as well as the long-term safety.

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Thomsen FB, Brasso K.   Are you the author?
Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center, Rigshospitalet, Tagensvej 20, 2200 K øbenhavn N.  

Reference: Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Dec 8;176(50). pii: V08140446.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25498185

Article in Danish. Prostate Cancer Section


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