Journal article

Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy versus open radical retropubic prostatectomy: early outcomes from a randomised controlled phase 3 study

John W Yaxley, Geoffrey D Coughlin, Suzanne K Chambers, Stefano Occhipinti, Hema Samaratunga, Leah Zajdlewicz, Nigel Dunglison, Rob Carter, Scott Williams, Diane J Payton, Joanna Perry-Keene, Martin F Lavin, Robert A Gardiner

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016


Funding Acknowledgements

Cancer Council Queensland.We thank the Cancer Council Queensland for providing the grant for this research project; the patients for supporting this study; the medical administration at Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, in particular Judy Graves, Keith McNeill, and Barry O'Loughlin, for funding the robotic programme; the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (Joanne Aitken [Cancer Council Queensland; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; School of Public Health and Social Work, QUT], David Smith [Cancer Council New South Wales; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University], and Mark Frydenberg AM [Department of Surgery, Monash University; Department of Urology, Monash Health]); and Robyn Medcraft and Nigel Bennett for assistance with data management.