Radical prostatectomy is one of the most commonly used curative procedures for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
The probability that a patient will undergo additional cancer therapy after this procedure is largely unknown.
The objective was to determine the likelihood of additional cancer therapy after radical prostatectomy.
Data for this study were derived from a linked dataset that combined information from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program and Medicare hospital and physician claims.
Records were included in this study if patient histories met the following criteria :
(a) residing in Connecticut,
Washington (Seattle-Puget Sound), or Georgia (Metropolitan Atlanta) ;
(b) having been diagnosed with prostate cancer during the period from January 1,1985, through December 31,1991 ;
(c) undergoing radical prostatectomy by December 31,1992 ;
and (d) having no evidence of other types of cancer.
Patients were considered to have had additional cancer therapy if they had had radiation therapy, orchiectomy, and/or androgen-deprivation therapy by injection after radical prostatectomy.
The interval between the initial treatment and any follow-up treatment was calculated from the date of radical prostatectomy to the 1st day of the follow-up cancer therapy.
All presented probabilities are based on Kaplan-Meier estimates.
The study population consisted of 3494 Medicare patients, 3173 of whom under...
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Homme, Prostatectomie, Exérèse élargie, Traitement, Etude longitudinale, Résultat, Reprise traitement, Epidémiologie, Probabilité, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Human, Prostatectomy, Radical resection, Treatment, Follow up study, Result, Retreatment, Epidemiology, Probability, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0229032
Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 199608.