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  • Posted: 02/19/2013

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Fred Hutchinson researchers examine role of radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists and colleagues, who conducted the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 trial, identified that radical prostatecomy lowered prostate cancer deaths with a statistically significant absolute mortality difference between RP and watchful waiting of 6.1%. The Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trail (PIVOT) recently published results from a US-based trial comparing the effectiveness of RP compared with watchful waiting (WW).

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