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Patient Care and Research

AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline on Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Published: April 2017

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This collaborative guideline focuses on the following four topics: 1) shared decision making between physicians and patients with localized prostate cancer; 2) care options based on cancer severity/risk group, from very low risk to high risk; 3) it evaluates a variety of treatment options in this setting, including active surveillance, prostatectomy, radiation therapy, cryosurgery and high-intensity focused ultrasound and focal therapy; and 4) discusses side effects, health-related quality of life, and follow-up for patients treated for localized prostate tumors. 

Developed in collaboration with:

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Key Points:

  • Shared decision making
  • Treatment options based on disease severity and risk group
  • Active surveillance
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound
  • Focal therapy

Resources:
 

Challenging Cases in the Management of Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Prostate Cancer (CME)
Patient Brochure