Radical prostatectomy v radiation: only a randomised trial can provide the answerBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2266 (Published 25 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2266
- Mack Roach 3rd, professor of radiation oncology and urology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology1
- 1UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA 94143-1708, USA
Sooriakumaran and colleagues’ study is one of several that conclude survival is better after prostatectomy than radiotherapy.1 2 These studies have many features in common. They assume a cause and effect association between survival and treatment. They claim that they corrected for confounders. They acknowledge suboptimal radiotherapy (dose and use of androgen deprivation therapy).3 They …
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