Time trends and local variation in primary treatment of localized prostate cancer.

  title={Time trends and local variation in primary treatment of localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Matthew R. Cooperberg and Jeanette M. Broering and Peter R. Carroll},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={28 7},
PURPOSE In the absence of high-level evidence or clinical guidelines supporting any given active treatment approach over another for localized prostate cancer, clinician and patient preferences may lead to substantial variation in treatment use. METHODS Data were analyzed from 36 clinical sites that contributed data to the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE) registry. Distribution of primary treatment use was measured over time. Prostate cancer risk was… CONTINUE READING
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