Comparison Between Surgery and Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer- Christopher Wallis

November 2, 2018

(Length of Presentation: 8 minutes)

Christopher Wallis presents observational data from a large, population-based matched cohort demonstrating an association between treatment with radiotherapy vs radical prostatectomy and non-prostate cancer mortality.  This controversial topic in urologic oncology is a usual subject of interest with respect to comparative effectiveness studies.  In observational studies, however, the selection bias for which patients undergo surgery vs radiation differ in their baseline characteristics, making it difficult to measure and quantify.  


Christopher J.D. Wallis is a Urology Resident at the University of Toronto. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia and his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto.