Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Loeb S, Byrne N, Makarov DV, Lepor H, Walter D.

“Use of Conservative Management for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in the Veterans Affairs Integrated Health Care System From 2005-2015.”

JAMA. 2018 Jun 5; 319(21):2231-2233. PMID: 29800017

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800017

In the U.S. Veterans Affairs healthcare system, we found a substantial increase in the use of conservative management for low-risk prostate cancer over the past decade. By 2015, 72% of veterans <65 years and 79% ages ≥65 with low-risk prostate cancer were managed conservatively.

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