Understanding and Reducing Regional Variation in Prostate Cancer Surveillance: Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

In patients with low-risk prostate cancer, the use of an active surveillance approach is significantly impacted by geographic location, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open. In this interview with i3 Health, Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of California San Francisco and the study's lead author, discusses the significance of these results and suggests ways to reduce variation in the use of active surveillance, thereby op...
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Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Use Varies by Region

According to a recent cohort study, the use of active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer is impacted by geographic location, despite a lack of association with Black race, the area's density of specialty physician's, or socioeconomic factors. "Active surveillance is now recognized as the preferred management option for most low-risk prostate cancers to minimize risks of overtreatment," write the investigators, led by first author Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS, an Assistant Professor o...
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