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Watchful Waiting in Prostate Cancer: Who Is Active Surveillance Right For?

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Description: Is keeping an eye on a slow growing cancer the best approach for men who are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer? Perhaps Prostate cancer expert Dr. Daniel Lin, chief of urologic oncology at University of Washington, shares what active surveillance (seattlecca.org/diseases/prostate-cancer-a​ctive-surveillance.cfm) is and how patients are monitored through PSA measurements, biopsies and digital examinations. As a leader in the Prostate Active Surveillance Study (seattlecca.org/clinical-trials/prostateca​ncer-NCT00756665.cfm), Dr. Lin talks about the goals of this study which are focused on discovering new ways to understand what treatments may be right for each patient.

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Posted on : 09/25/14
Added : 3 years ago
Category : Prostate Cancer