A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Controversies in the Management of Prostate Cancer

  • Donald S. Coffey
  • Martin I. Resnick
  • F. Andrew Dorr
  • James P. Karr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Prostate Cancer: The Magnitude of the Problem in the United States

    1. H. Ballentine Carter, Donald S. Coffey
      Pages 1-7
  3. Incidence, Survival and Mortality Trends in Prostate Cancer

  4. Localized Disease

    1. Incidental Cancer

    2. Tumor Volume and Natural History of Stage A1 and A2 Disease

    3. Management of Clinically Manifest Stages B1 and B2 Disease

  5. Invasive Disease

    1. Stages C, D0, and D1 Disease

      1. Robert P. Gibbons, B. Sharon Cole, R. Garratt Richardson, Roy J. Correa Jr., George E. Brannen, J. Tate Mason et al.
        Pages 149-158
      2. Robert P. Gibbons
        Pages 159-160
      3. William U. Shipley, Noreen M. Coachman, George R. Prout Jr., Alex F. Althausen, Stephen P. Dretler, Niall M. Heney et al.
        Pages 161-168
      4. J. Edson Pontes
        Pages 169-172
      5. William J. Catalona
        Pages 173-181

About this book


These proceedings emanate from the Second Prouts Neck Conference on prostate cancer held on October 17-19, 1986, the theme of which was treat­ ment, with focus on current issues and future research that is needed to answer critical questions related to optimal management of the various stages of prostate cancer. The objective was to reveal the most crucial problems impeding progress and to crystallize the combined multidisci­ plinary input generated by the conference into focused concepts or recommendations for presentation to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) , with the ultimate intent of targeting research to address the priority issues identified. In organizing the workshop, every effort was made to maintain a multidisciplinary balance among nationally renowned authorities on prostate cancer. Thus, leading surgeons, radiation and medical onco­ logists and biostatisticians were in equal presence. While there were spirited exchanges with careful scrutiny and critique of all data pre­ sented, there was a common belief that the challenge of prostate cancer would be best approached in this multidisciplinary Organ Systems-oriented fashion. During the course of the conference, it became apparent to all present that major nomenclature and procedural barriers have made it generally difficult, and frequently impossible, to compare results of clinical research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald S. Coffey
    • 1
  • Martin I. Resnick
    • 2
  • F. Andrew Dorr
    • 3
  • James P. Karr
    • 4
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University and HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.University Hospitals of ClevelandClevelandUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Roswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1667-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8925-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1667-1
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