Active surveillance; a reasonable management alternative for patients with prostate cancer: the Miami experience

@article{Soloway2007ActiveSA,
  title={Active surveillance; a reasonable management alternative for patients with prostate cancer: the Miami experience},
  author={Mark S. Soloway and Cynthia T. Soloway and Steve A Williams and Rajinikanth Ayyathurai and Bruce R. Kava and Murugesan Manoharan},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={165-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the outcome of patients diagnosed with 'low-risk' prostate cancer managed by active surveillance (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 157 men with localized prostate cancer were followed on AS. The inclusion criteria for AS included: Gleason score of < or = 6, a serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of < or = 15 ng/mL, stage < or = T2, low-volume disease and > 12 months of follow-up. The follow-up was rigorous, with PSA tests and a digital rectal examination every 3… CONTINUE READING

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