Active Surveillance for Favorable Risk Prostate Cancer: Background, Patient Selection, Triggers for Intervention, and Outcomes

  • Laurence Klotz


Modern medicine, with its emphasis on early detection of disease, has enhanced the health of men and women throughout the world. However, early detection of disease carries with it a significant risk of overdetection of conditions that, although they fulfill pathological or clinical criteria for disease, pose little or no threat to the patient.


Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Active Surveillance Localize Prostate Cancer Repeat Biopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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