Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer Curr Urol Rep (2017) 18:80 DOI 10.1007/s11934-017-0726-3 PROSTATE CANCER (S PRASAD, SECTION EDITOR) Laurence Klotz Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Genetic tissue-based biomarkers are also likely to play a role Purpose of Review Active surveillance is now widely utilized in enhancing decision making. for the management of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). The . . limits of surveillance for men with intermediate risk cancer Keywords Prostate cancer Active surveillance are controversial. While there is a broad consensus that men Intermediate risk with low-risk disease can be safely managed with AS, many potential candidates, including those with Gleason 3 + 4 dis- ease, PSA >10, younger men and African-Americans are often Introduction excluded. Recent Findings Outcome data for intermediate-risk patients Once considered heresy, it is now widely accepted that many managed by active surveillance demonstrate reasonable out- patients with prostate cancer can be managed conservatively, comes, but these men clearly are at higher risk for progression with periodic monitoring to identify those who should be re- to metastatic disease. The use of biomarkers and classified and offered treatment. The primary parameter for multiparametric MRI will enable a more precise and person- identifying patients at low risk of progression to metastasis Current Urology Reports Springer Journals

Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

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