Active surveillance in practice: probably not good enough as yet

As we have noted more than once before, a major problem with being managed on active surveillance is (potentially) whether one’s clinical management team really has been trained to conduct active surveillance in a sufficiently active manner. … READ MORE …

“Best care” doesn’t equate to better outcomes! That’s not good!

A poster by Schroeck et al. — to be presented on May 20 at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) — presents the latest set of data suggesting that “best care” does not lead to appropriate outcomes quality for men receiving standard forms of treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Reporting quality of outcomes after first-line RP for localized prostate cancer

A new article has stimulated an important and public discussion about how to report the quality of outcomes of patients who receive a radical prostatectomy (RP) — and therefore how to communicate the probabilities of specific outcomes of a certain quality to new patients considering radical prostatectomy as a first-line treatment option. … READ MORE