Prostate cancer

Reducing overtreatment: Active surveillance in low-risk disease

Jared M Whitson, Sima P. Porten, Peter R. Carroll

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Abstract

Prostate cancer screening often detects indolent cancers - defined as those which would never cause morbidity or mortality if left undetected and untreated. Unnecessary treatment of indolent cancer is a problem associated with this 'overdetection'. Active surveillance is a management strategy for low-risk cancers which can decrease the overtreatment burden.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Urology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Morbidity
Mortality
Medical Overuse

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  • Urology

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Prostate cancer : Reducing overtreatment: Active surveillance in low-risk disease. / Whitson, Jared M; Porten, Sima P.; Carroll, Peter R.

In: Nature Reviews Urology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 04.2011, p. 124-125.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Whitson, Jared M ; Porten, Sima P. ; Carroll, Peter R. / Prostate cancer : Reducing overtreatment: Active surveillance in low-risk disease. In: Nature Reviews Urology. 2011 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 124-125.
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