Patterns of treatment of patients with prostate cancer initially managed with surveillance: Results from the CaPSURE database

Theresa Koppie, Gary D. Grossfeld, David Miller, Jenny Yu, David Stier, Jeanette M. Broering, Deborah Lubeck, James M. Henning, Scott C. Flanders, Peter R. Carroll

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Abstract

Purpose: We determined the demographic and clinical profile of men who elect surveillance as the initial management of prostate cancer as well as the incidence and predictors of secondary treatment of these patients. Materials and Methods: The Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urological Research Endeavor (CaPSURE) is a national disease registry of patients with various stages and treatments of prostate cancer. Using this database of 4,458 men we identified 329 (8.2%) who elected surveillance as the initial management of prostate cancer. Patients choosing watchful waiting were compared to other CaPSURE participants using the chi-square test. The likelihood of treatment initiation in the watchful waiting group was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. After adjusting for patient age, race, prostate specific antigen (PSA) at diagnosis, clinical T stage and total Gleason score the Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to determine significant predictors of treatment initiation. Results: Compared with others in the database, patients on watchful waiting were more likely to be 75 years old or older (51% versus 16%, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume164
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Prostate
  • Prostate-specific antigen
  • Prostatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Koppie, T., Grossfeld, G. D., Miller, D., Yu, J., Stier, D., Broering, J. M., ... Carroll, P. R. (2000). Patterns of treatment of patients with prostate cancer initially managed with surveillance: Results from the CaPSURE database. Journal of Urology, 164(1), 81-88.