Active surveillance with selective delayed intervention: using natural history to guide treatment in good risk prostate cancer.

@article{Klotz2004ActiveSW,
  title={Active surveillance with selective delayed intervention: using natural history to guide treatment in good risk prostate cancer.},
  author={Laurence H. Klotz},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={172 5 Pt 2},
  pages={S48-50; discussion S50-1}
}
PURPOSE This article reviews the data supporting an approach of active surveillance with selective delayed intervention for good risk localized prostate cancer. The challenge is to identify those patients who are not likely to experience significant progression, while offering radical therapy to those who are at risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective phase 2 study of active surveillance with selective delayed intervention was initiated in 1995. Patients were treated initially with… CONTINUE READING

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