Prognostic factors for failure after prostatectomy

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Abstract

Several randomized studies have been completed in prostate cancer that show a benefit to immediate postoperative treatment in patients undergoing prostatectomy. In one of the studies, there was even a survival advantage. In spite of those positive findings, there has been some reluctance to uniformly offer adjuvant treatment to patients. The percepti on is that the risk is not really high enough to warrant the risk of toxicity that comes with treatment. There are clearly factors that can help predict who is at the highest risk. Our purpose is to review those factors and identify patients that have a high enough risk justifying immediate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Cancer
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adjuvant radiation
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • High risk
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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