Debate: Comparative Effectiveness of Surgery versus Radiation- Laurence Klotz

The following presentation was made at the 6th Symposium on the Treatment of Prostate Cancer (STOP-6), which was held in Lisbon, Portugal between the 14th and 16th October.

Laurence Klotz, MD and Mack Roach, III , MD presented a debate on “Comparative Effectiveness of Surgery and Radiation: Surgery Is Better” versus “Radiotherapy Yields Better Oncologic Outcomes than Radical Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer”.  Dr. Klotz argues in favor of surgery and discusses recent data that has been released to support his position.  

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Laurence Klotz, MD is Chief of Urology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also Chairman of the World Uro-Oncology Federation and past president of the Urological Research Society. Dr. Klotz was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of both the Canadian Journal of Urology and the Canadian Urology Association Journal (CUAJ), and is now Editor Emeritus of the CUAJ. He was the founder and is chairman of the Canadian Urology Research Consortium.