Navigation Links
Study finds diagnosing physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients
Date:7/14/2014

New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is shedding light on the important role a diagnosing urologist plays in whether older men with low-risk prostate cancer receive treatment for their disease, and if so, the type of treatment they receive as a result.

The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, sought to examine why active surveillance, a management program for low-risk disease, which includes repeat PSAs, prostate exams and biopsies, is underused in this patient population.

According to the American Cancer Society, 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year, making it the most common non-skin cancer in men. Previous studies have shown mortality rates are similar for those who opt for surveillance versus treatment in this older population, yet many men continue to incur unnecessary treatment harms.

"What's striking was just how much variation exists in managing prostate cancer, with the diagnosing physician playing as much a role, if not more of a role, than accepted patient factors that impact surveillance use," said Karen Hoffman, M.D., assistant professor in Radiation Oncology and lead author.

Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry, researchers identified 12,068 men ages 66 and older diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer from 20062009. Physician characteristics were obtained from linked Medicare claims to determine variations attributable to medical degree, year of training, training location and board certifications.

The main outcome was no cancer-directed therapy within 12 months of diagnosis. Researchers also set to determine the impact of the diagnosing urologist on treatment decisions, quantify the rate of surveillance versus treatment and identify urologist and patient factors associated with surveillance selection.

Results Indicate Widespread Differences

Of the 12,068 men, 80 p
'/>"/>

Contact: William Fitzgerald
wbfitzgerald@mdanderson.org
713-792-9518
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Young women with sexy social media photos seen as less competent
2. Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
3. Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
4. Florida Breast Cancer Foundation funds UM study of stress management in breast cancer treatment
5. Europe Cardiac Surgery Device Market Value to Go Beyond USD 3.4 Bn by 2020, According to iData Research Study Available at MarketPublishers.com
6. Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
7. Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
8. Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy
9. Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimers conference
10. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure
11. Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study finds diagnosing physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients
(Date:9/3/2015)... OK (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... and products, today announced that professional bull rider David Mason has signed an official ... first calf at the age of six and his first bull at 15. He ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Tamarac, FL (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 ... ... of the Florida Companies to Watch for 2015 by economic development ... one of only 50 companies in the state selected for this prestigious award, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... by connecting accredited and institutional investors to real estate investment opportunities nationwide, today ... meet demand from both investors and sponsoring real estate companies. , ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Girl’s Night Out to benefit Core Compassion Project will be ... Road in Monroe, North Carolina. The event food will be provided by ... Clyde’s offers off-premise catering and event services from casual to elegant. They are also ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... provider of comprehensive eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with ... Calinoiu, MD has joined the medical treatment team. As a Staff Psychiatrist, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 2Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 3Health News:IQ Formulations Hailed Among Florida Companies to Watch for 2015 2Health News:IQ Formulations Hailed Among Florida Companies to Watch for 2015 3Health News:RealtyShares Announces Mezzanine Financing Products 2Health News:RealtyShares Announces Mezzanine Financing Products 3Health News:Girl’s Night Out, with Food From Kate Clyde's Catered Creations, to Benefit Core Compassion Project 2Health News:Ileana Calinoiu, MD Joins Eating Recovery Center of Washington Medical Treatment Team 2Health News:Ileana Calinoiu, MD Joins Eating Recovery Center of Washington Medical Treatment Team 3
... provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions. ... ... Carestream Health, Inc., announced new orders from U.S. healthcare facilities for ... digital capture of medical x-ray exams. , , , , ,Recent ...
... Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions WASHINGTON, March 17 ... national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of ... care through public policy reform at the state ... Rockefeller (D-WV) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) for ...
... 35 years ago Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy was a small ... Today Diplomat has corporate offices located in Swartz Creek, ... provides medication therapy for chronically ill patients across the ... Rapids MI; Chicago; Ft. Lauderdale; and a national distribution ...
... treated air from patient rooms less likely to be infected, ... lights and negative air ionizers may help decrease the spread ... conducted tests on guinea pigs exposed to air from patient ... a common health problem. , The study found that ...
... ranked No. 1 on DiversityInc,s Top 10 Companies for Latinos, ... Disabilities, and No. 7 on DiversityInc,s Top 10 Companies for ... No. 7 on the 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for ... Permanente was the only health care organization ranked in the ...
... At Telethon Will Help Raise Funds, Awareness For Children,s ... Support For CLFMCLARKSTON, Mich., March 17 Families of ... of support thanks to a gift from the Chrysler ... Leukemia Foundation of Michigan,s (CLFM) first annual telethon. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Carestream Health Announces New Orders From from U.S. Healthcare Facilities For for Its Digital Radiography Solutions 2Health News:National Patient Advocate Foundation Hails Senator Rockefeller, Representative Schwartz for Introducing Preexisting Conditions Bill, Ensuring Patient Access to Health Coverage 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy - A Thriving Michigan Based Healthcare Company 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Ranked No. 7 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity(R) 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Ranked No. 7 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity(R) 3Health News:Families of Children Affected by Leukemia Get Boost of Support Thanks to Gift From Chrysler Jeep Superstores 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015  Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER ) today ... Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and its subsidiary, Par Sterile Products, ... the District of New Jersey ... of Delaware . The lawsuits were ... three Omeros patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,173,707, 8,586,633 and ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hs5hvr/investigation ) has ... on China Tamsulosin Market, 2010-2019" report to ... a1- adrenergic receptor blockers, tamsulosin hydrochloride developed by ... urinary tract infections and therefore is fitter for ... in Japan , tamsulosin hydrochloride ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015 Pharma major Lupin ... Inc. (Lupin) has launched its Duloxetine 40 mg ... only generic Duloxetine formulation to become available in ... bring this new strength to market, as it ... greater flexibility of treatment.      (Photo: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 2Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 3Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 4China Tamsulosin Market Investigation Report 2015 2Lupin Launches First-ever Duloxetine 40mg Delayed-Release Capsules in the US 2Lupin Launches First-ever Duloxetine 40mg Delayed-Release Capsules in the US 3Lupin Launches First-ever Duloxetine 40mg Delayed-Release Capsules in the US 4
... Be Useful in Cancer Treatment,Decisions , SALT LAKE ... (<a target="_blank" href=,"http://www.myriad.com/">www.myriad.com ) announced today that,it presented ... used to,determine the original location of a metastatic ... meeting of the American Association,for Cancer Research (AACR) ...
... WIRE)--Apr 19, 2007 - King,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:KG) ... results from the Phase III clinical trial,evaluating ... ALTACE(R),(ramipril) diuretic fixed-dose combination product. The Company ... expects to present the,findings in detail at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Myriad Genetics Presents Tumor Origin Technology at AACR 2Myriad Genetics Presents Tumor Origin Technology at AACR 3King Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan to Report Positive Data from,Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating the Combination of Altace with,Hydrochlorothiazide 2
... The Patient Pak contains ... four bars (can be separated ... and two grounds. Single patient ... lead wires (one twisted red ...
... system has been developed utilizing all ... motorsports. Our cool suit is simple ... from ice water circulated through an ... Systems can support from one to ...
... best, least expensive way to prevent hypothermia in ... degrees, eliminating the need for patient warming devices. ... surgical team some heat discomfort. The Cool Vest ... of OR temperatures. The lightweight, easy-to-use vest can ...
... new generation FilterWire EZ System has focused ... providing you with the confidence of greater ... ,The FilterWire EZ System adds predictability to ... technique. The filter loop provides protection ...
Medicine Products: