Comparative Effectiveness of Cancer Control and Survival after Robot-Assisted versus Open Radical Prostatectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Laser Therapy
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate

abstract

  • Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy has comparable intermediate cancer control as evidenced by less use of additional postoperative cancer therapies and equivalent cancer specific and overall survival. Longer term followup is needed to assess for differences in prostate cancer specific survival,¬†which was similar during intermediate followup. Our findings have significant quality and cost implications, and provide reassurance regarding the adoption of more expensive technology in the absence of randomized controlled trials.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5568078

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2016.09.115

PubMed ID

  • 27720782

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 115

end page

  • 121

volume

  • 197

number

  • 1