Radical Prostatectomy for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Following Initial Active Surveillance: Results From a Prospective Observational Study Full Text
European Urology, 07/27/2012
Bul M et al. – Radical prostatectomy (RP) results in men initially followed on AS show organ–confined disease and favourable Gleason grading in a majority of cases. Most men in the cohort had a protocol–based reason to switch to deferred RP. A main focus for active surveillance protocols should be to improve the selection of patients at the time of inclusion to minimise reclassification of risk and preserve the chance for curative treatment, if indicated.