Study finds diagnosing physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients

July 14, 2014 8:50 PM

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Study finds diagnosing physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients

New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is shedding light on the important role a diagnosing urologist plays in whether older men with low-risk prostate cancer receive treatment for their disease, and if so, the type of treatment they receive as a result.

The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, sought to examine why active surveillance, a management program for low-risk disease, which includes repeat PSAs, prostate exams and biopsies, is underused in this patient population.

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