UCSF Active Surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer

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Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Demands Careful Selection, Study Says

Active surveillance followed by selective treatment for men who have evidence of disease progression may be an option for some patients with early-stage prostate cancer.

Peter Carroll and a team at UCSF report the experience of a group of men men with prostate cancer who were managed with active surveillance.

All men treated for prostate cancer at UCSF who were advised to pursue active surveillance as the first step in managing the condition were tagged in the database. Selection criteria for active surveillance included:

  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA)<10 ng/mL
  • biopsy Gleason sum