Feasibility study: watchful waiting for localized low to intermediate grade prostate carcinoma with selective delayed intervention based on prostate specific antigen, histological and/or clinical progression.

@article{Choo2002FeasibilitySW,
  title={Feasibility study: watchful waiting for localized low to intermediate grade prostate carcinoma with selective delayed intervention based on prostate specific antigen, histological and/or clinical progression.},
  author={Richard C. Choo and Laurence H. Klotz and Cyril Danjoux and Gerard C. Morton and Gerrit E Deboer and Ewa Szumacher and Neil Fleshner and Peter S. Bunting and George Hruby},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2002},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={
          1664-9
        }
}
PURPOSE We assessed the feasibility of a watchful waiting protocol with selective delayed intervention using clinical, prostate specific antigen (PSA) or histological progression as treatment indications for clinically localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective, single arm cohort study patients with favorable clinical parameters (stage T1b to T2b N0M0, Gleason score 7 or less and PSA 15 ng./ml. or less) are conservatively treated with watchful waiting. When a patient… CONTINUE READING
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