Radical prostatectomy

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The first radical prostatectomy was performed in 1904. Since then, it has become one of the main treatment options for patients with prostate cancer, especially those with organ-confined disease. As it is the case in all types of malignancies, the treatment choice for the patient with prostate cancer depends on several considerations, the most important of which is the ability of the treatment modality to control disease. This review provides a brief comparison between radical prostatectomy and other main treatment options of prostate cancer, such as "watchful waiting" and radiation therapy, in terms of cancer control. In addition, an overview is provided of the oncological outcomes following various techniques and approaches of radical prostatectomy including open retropubic, perineal, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Clinical Oncology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781573317009
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632


  • Oncological outcomes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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