UNE APPROCHE RADIO-CHIRURGICALE COHERENTE, BASEE SUR LE PSA, POUR LA PRISE EN CHARGE DU CANCER DE LA PROSTATE

Translated title of the contribution: A balanced surgical-radiotherapeutic approach for management of prostate cancer with emphasis on PSA

A. R. Kagan, P. E. Zimmern, B. Hintz, K. K. Himsl

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Abstract

The presence of cancer of the prostate does not mean that a patient will succumb to the disease. In fact, prior to the advent of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, the cause of death in 50% of men with detectable extraglandular cancer was intercurrent disease. No studies have conclusively demonstrated a definitive benefit of surgery or radiation over simple observation; therefore treatment complications must absolutely be restricted to a bare minimum while demonstrating curative effect. This review presents a balanced perspective on the management of prostate cancer which results from non-adversarial, extensive, and continuous interactions between two very active Departments (Urology and Radiation Oncology). Such a multidisciplinary approach fosters relevant research projects and ultimately benefits patient care.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalJournal d'urologie
Volume100
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Keywords

  • PSA
  • prostate cancer
  • radiotherapeutic approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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