Platinum Priority – Prostate Cancer
Editorial by Matthew R. Cooperberg on pp. 51–52 of this issue

Contemporary Use of Initial Active Surveillance Among Men in Michigan with Low-risk Prostate Cancer eulogo1

By: Paul R. Womble a lowast , James E. Montie a , Zaojun Ye a , Susan M. Linsell a , Brian R. Lane b and David C. Miller a for the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative.

European Urology, Volume 67 Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 44-50

Published online: 01 January 2015

Keywords: Low-risk prostate cancer, Active surveillance, Quality improvement collaborative

Abstract Full Text Full Text PDF (413 KB) Patient Summary

Patient Summary We examined the use of initial active surveillance for the management of men with low-risk prostate cancer across the state of Michigan. We found that initial surveillance is used much more commonly than previously reported, but the likelihood of a patient being placed on surveillance depends strongly on where he is treated.

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