Appropriately selected older men with prostate cancer have excellent overall and prostate-cancer specific survival after radical prostatectomy (RP), data show.

In a study of men aged 70-81 years who underwent RP, the overall 5-, 10, and 15-year survival rates were 93.1%, 82.5%, and 68.9%, respectively, according to findings published in BJU International (published online ahead of print).

The prostate cancer-specific survival rates were 97.6%, 94%, and 90.2%. The median follow-up was 6.5 years (range 1-22 years). The study was conducted by Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD, and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore.

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