Journal article

Comparison of oncological and health-related quality of life outcomes between open and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer - findings from the population-based Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry

Wee Loon Ong, Sue M Evans, Tim Spelman, Paul A Kearns, Declan G Murphy, Jeremy L Millar

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term oncological and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes between open (ORP) and robot-assisted (RARP) radical prostatectomy in the population-based Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort of patients with prostate cancer who had RP (1117 ORP and 885 RARP) between January 2009 and June 2012. The oncological outcomes of interest were: positive surgical margin (PSM) and biochemical recurrence (BCR), defined as postoperative PSA level of >0.2 ng/mL. The HRQOL outcomes were: sexual and urinary bother, assessed using the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite at 1- and 2-years after diagnosis. For univaria..

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Grants

Awarded by Cancer Australia Priority-driven Project Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

Data involved in this publication has been funded by the Cancer Australia Priority-driven Project Grant (1010384), the Epworth Prostate Cancer Research Centre, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the Department of Health Victoria State Government, and the Movember Foundation. Sue M. Evans is also funded by a Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre Fellowship.