Experts voice concerns over safety of prostate cancer monitoring

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 14 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2745
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Active surveillance of men with prostate cancer may be unsafe, concludes a study that found that a quarter of men being monitored dropped out of the programme.

Findings from the study, carried out in Switzerland, were presented on 12 April at the European Association of Urology Annual Congress, being held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Previous research had shown that, with advancing age, most men were likely …

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