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Prostate Cancer Surgery vs Observation Offers Small Long-Term Survival Benefit

Radical prostatectomy (RP) may provide small very long-term reductions in death risk compared with observation for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa), according to investigators. In an extended follow-up of 731 participants in the randomized Prostate Cancer Intervention versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), men assigned to undergo RP had an 8% reduction in the relative…

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Higher PSA Prior to Prostate Cancer Surgery Predicts Worse Oncologic Outcomes

Very high initial PSA levels in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) for high-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) are associated with worse oncologic outcomes, according to a new study. Men with initial PSA levels of 50 ng/mL or higher have significantly worse rates of biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival, metastasis-free survival (MFS), and cancer-specific survival (CSS)…

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