Journal article

Active surveillance of men with low risk prostate cancer: evidence from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Victoria

Melanie A Evans, Jeremy L Millar, Arul Earnest, Mark Frydenberg, Ian D Davis, Declan G Murphy, Paul Aidan Kearns, Sue M Evans

The Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterise the practice of active surveillance (AS) for men with low risk prostate cancer by examining the characteristics of those who commence AS, the rate of adherence to accepted AS follow-up protocols over 2 years, and factors associated with good adherence. Design, setting: Retrospective cohort study; analysis of data collected from 38 sites participating in the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: Men diagnosed with prostate cancer between August 2008 and December 2014 aged 75 years or less at diagnosis, managed by AS for at least 2 years, and with an ISUP grade group of 3 or less (Gleason score no worse than 4 + 3 = 7). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adhe..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this project has been provided by the Movember Foundation. Ian Davis is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1102604). Sue Evans is supported by a Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre Fellowship.