Contemporary use of initial active surveillance among men in Michigan with low-risk prostate cancer.

@article{Womble2015ContemporaryUO,
  title={Contemporary use of initial active surveillance among men in Michigan with low-risk prostate cancer.},
  author={Paul R. Womble and James E. Montie and Zaojun Ye and Susan M Linsell and Brian R Lane and David C Miller},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={
          44-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Active surveillance (AS) has been proposed as an effective strategy to reduce overtreatment among men with lower risk prostate cancers. However, historical rates of initial surveillance are low (4-20%), and little is known about its application among community-based urology practices. OBJECTIVE To describe contemporary utilization of AS among a population-based sample of men with low-risk prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We performed a prospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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