The SPCG-4 trial: follow-up data after > 23 years

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine contains data from a fifth update to the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) trial of radical prostatectomy vs. watchful waiting in “early” prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Long-term QoL of men in the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group 4 clinical trial

In 1989 the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) started randomizing men with a clinically initiated diagnosis of localized prostate cancer to either watchful waiting or open radical prostatectomy as their primary treatment. A new paper has now addressed the long-term quality of life (QoL) of men in this study. … READ MORE …