HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

Chicago, June 3, 2007 -- A new study analyzing men with localized prostate cancer shows that the specialty of the physician they see can influence the type of therapy they ultimately receive. The study, co-led by a urologist and a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, found that patients aged 65 to 69 years old who consult a urologist are more likely to undergo surgery to remove the prostate, while those who consult a radiation oncologist and a urologist, regardless of age, usually receive radiation therapy.

"These practice patterns are no surprise but are notable because specialists who treat prostate cancer tend to favor the treatment they themselves deliver, despite the fact that no one has shown one treatment for early stage prostate cancer to be better than another," said Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, a physician in the Department of Urology, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and co-lead author of the study. "It is very important for patients to receive an unbiased, balanced perspective on the full range of treatments."

The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, reviewed the records of 85,088 men aged 65 and older who were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1994 and 2002 using information from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) Medicare-linked database to determine the type of specialist they saw and the therapy they received. The treatments included radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate), radiation therapy, primary androgen deprivation (hormone) therapy, and expectant management (watchful waiting).

Among the men in the study, 50 percent were seen exclusively by a urologist; 44 percent by both a radiation oncologist and urologist; 3 percent by both a medical oncologist and urologist; and 3 percent by all three specialists. A high correlation was observed between the specialist patients saw and the treatment they received. Thi
'"/>

Contact: Joanne Nicholas
nicholaj@mskcc.org
917-270-3846
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
3-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
2. Treatment of kidney condition requires an individualized approach
3. Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations
4. Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds
5. Treatment discovered for deadly childhood disease
6. Treatment developed for patients with medically unexplained symptoms
7. Treatment drug may cause jawbone to die
8. Treatment for anorexia nervosa appears to have improved outcome
9. Treatment reduces gastric ulcers in at-risk patients using long-term NSAIDS
10. North Central Cancer Treatment Group finding ways to make treatment easier
11. Treatment of severe coronary artery disease with drug-eluting stents a viable alternative to CABG

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/15/2019)... ... ... An October 3 article on CNN Health explains why people ... that both agents are mildly abrasive; so while they may be good at removing ... are also good at stripping the enamel off of teeth if used often. This ...
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... October 15, 2019 , ... Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) is proud to ... to join the practice. In addition to treating general infertility, Dr. Van Heertum offers ... at NFC looks forward to Dr. Van Heertum joining the practice and believes she ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... , ... AltMed Florida , one of the fastest growing Medical Marijuana ... opening of its second MÜV™ Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the First Coast – scheduled ... Beach. , Located at Beach Plaza Shopping Center at the corner of Beach Boulevard ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... Ralphs, QFC and Fred Meyer, King Sooper, Fry’s, Roundy’s, Smiths and Dillons. , ... grain-free & gluten-free. , “Ingredient purity and fresh taste is paramount for ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... Dr. Amir HagShenas of Silicon Valley Smile Solutions ... relief from this common and treatable condition. Dr. HagShenas’ goal is to treat ... with uncomfortable symptoms, including tender and bleeding gums, and to prevent gum disease from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/19/2019)... MONTREAL (PRWEB) , ... October 18, 2019 , ... It ... a mental component designed to keep athletes “in the zone” in order to deliver ... could measure the effect negative thoughts and emotions have on an athlete’s physiology, then ...
(Date:10/17/2019)... YORK (PRWEB) , ... October 17, 2019 , ... One of the most prominent features ... that are overly large or they stick out too far from the skull. This can ... look for a way to alter and reduce the appearance of their ears. In order ...
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... , ... An Alabama jury has returned a $9 million verdict for the ... for Lee County. , In December of 2014, Hope Johnson visited Auburn Urgent Care ... two days earlier with similar, but milder complaints. On that first visit, she was ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: