A comparative assessment of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer in the community versus tertiary care referral center

@article{Becker2014ACA,
  title={A comparative assessment of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer in the community versus tertiary care referral center},
  author={Andreas Becker and Daniel Leonard Seiler and Maciej Kwiatkowski and Luis Alex Kluth and Dietrich Schnell and Markus Graefen and Thorsten Schlomm and Margit Fisch and Franz Recker and Lothar Wei\ssbach and Felix K.-H. Chun},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={891-897}
}
To date, evidence on active surveillance (AS) is restricted to protocol-based studies. Conversely, practice patterns outside of such protocols are unknown. The aim of this study was to capture the current AS treatment patterns for localized prostate cancer in patients managed by office-based urologists compared to patients treated at a tertiary care center. Two prospective cohorts were investigated: 361 AS arm patients of the German Hormonal treatment, Active surveillance, Radiation therapy, OP… CONTINUE READING

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