The multidisciplinary clinic approach to prostate cancer counseling and treatment

Richard K Valicenti, L. G. Gomella, E. A. El-Gabry, R. Myers, F. Nathan, S. Strup, A. Dicker, D. E. McGinnis, G. Cardi, M. Baltish, M. Simirgliano, A. Vizzard, S. G. Mulholland

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Abstract

The optimum management for an individual patient with prostate cancer is not well defined. Patients with localized disease may be offered options ranging from observation, hormonal therapy, cryotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery. Each option may have unique aspects to consider when counseling a patient often leading to multiple physician visits over an extended period of time. Since 1996, the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University has offered newly diagnosed urologic cancer patients the opportunity to be evaluated in a multidisciplinary clinic. Here, multiple physician consultative visits, including pathologic and radiologic evaluation and protocol evaluation, are provided during the session. Herein we report on our experience with this multidisciplinary approach for patients with prostate cancer. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Urologic Oncology
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Decision-making
  • Multidisciplinary clinic
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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