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Comment & Response
November 2018

Comparing Adjuvant vs Early-Salvage Radiotherapy After Radical Prostatectomy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Department of Public Health Sciences, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(11):1620. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.3539

To the Editor Hwang et al1 compared outcomes for men with prostate cancer treated with prostatectomy for those who underwent immediate adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) vs delayed radiotherapy (early-salvage radiotherapy [ESRT]). Using pooled data from 1566 patients with early-stage prostate cancer who were treated with prostatectomy, those who received ART had better outcomes than those who received ESRT.1 First, we need to highlight an error in the abstract Results incorrectly assigning prostate-specific antigen level descriptions of the ESRT and ART groups.