Author | Joel B. Nelson, MD

Articles

Low-Risk and Very-Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Is There a Role for Focal Therapy in the Era of Active Surveillance? No, Focal Therapy Provides a False Sense of Security and No Proven Benefits

November 15, 2014

One should not advise a patient with low- or very-low-risk prostate cancer to undergo a focal ablation. The kindest and gentlest approach is to first do no harm.

Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Who Is Benefiting?

July 15, 2012

How should oncologists advise patients about the best surgical approach to use to treat their prostate cancer? Quite simply, it is the surgeon, not the approach. The self-fulfilling prophecy about surgery is that the best surgeons tend to do the most surgeries, so an easy metric is volume.