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Comment & Response
November 10, 2015

Treatment Trends for Prostate Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA. 2015;314(18):1976-1977. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12601

To the Editor Drs Cooperberg and Carroll highlighted a recent increase in active surveillance for patients with low-risk prostate cancer enrolled in the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE) registry.1 However, the study also demonstrated that radical prostatectomy continues to be the primary management strategy in patients with low-, intermediate-, and high-risk disease during 2010-2013 and that the use of radical prostatectomy increased between 2005-2009 and 2010-2013 (with a concomitant decline in radiation therapy) in patients with intermediate- and high-risk disease.

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