Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS | Authors

Contemporary Management of Prostate Cancer With Lethal Potential

June 01, 2004

The article by Davis et al is importantfor several reasons.First, it reminds us about themost lethal phenotype in patients withapparently localized prostate cancer.This subgroup is easily forgotten intoday's era of PSA screening becausethe majority of patients now diagnosedwith prostate cancer are classified aslow risk. Second, there have been few,if any, good reviews that define theissues, including the definition ofhigh-risk disease, the effectiveness ofthe major treatments (ie, radical prostatectomy,radiation therapy, and theirneoadjuvant or adjuvant supplementaltherapies), and the current gaps inour knowledge of these issues.