Journal article

Identification of candidates for observation

Roderick CN van den Bergh, Declan G Murphy, Anthony J Costello

Current Opinion in Urology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The clinical value of active surveillance may still be limited due to acceptance and considerable misclassification rates, and inadequate follow-up criteria. This review focuses on the most recent developments in the use of active surveillance and patient-specific factors that may be used to identify patients suitable for this strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer has risen. Active surveillance acceptance rates are increasing, but still limited and varying importantly (2-49%). Misclassification is inevitable in all currently used protocols, although most of these patients still have relatively favorable-risk prostate canc..

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