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The Practitioner 2010;254 (1730): 8

Watchful waiting on the increase for low-grade prostate cancer

23 Jun 2010Registered users

More men are receiving conservative management for low-grade prostate cancer, a British study has found. The authors used a longitudinal observational database, the British Association of Urological Surgeons Cancer Registry, to investigate patterns of care for low-risk, localised prostate cancer from 2000 to 2006. The database contains data from approximately 150 institutions and 400 urologists throughout the UK. 'This trend towards increasing conservative management of low-risk disease is in marked contrast to practice in the United States. If the findings of the study represent an accurate picture of patterns of care across the UK, it would indicate a significant shift in clinical practice.'

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