Current Clinical Urology

Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer

A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

Editors: Klotz, Laurence (Ed.)

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  • A comprehensive guide to the management of patients on surveillance
  • Covers the roles of surveillance and focal therapy
  • Authored by recognized experts in their respective fields
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Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Clinical Management will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this complex and evolving branch of prostate cancer management.  The book will also be of interest to scientifically literate patients and their families.   The volume provides an introduction to the concept of active surveillance in oncology in general and prostate cancer specifically. The primary focus is to provide a comprehensive guide to the management of patients on surveillance. The volume covers the many complexities and nuances to this approach including, patient selection, risk assessment, how to overcome 'cancer hysteria' when counseling patients, identifying appropriate triggers for intervention, use of PSA kinetics and MR imaging information, technique and frequency of biopsies, secondary prevention interventions, and the relative roles of surveillance and focal therapy.

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“The concept of active surveillance (AS) was developed by Klotz, with the aim of limiting the risk of overtreatment in patients with low-risk cancers, while providing timely radical treatment for those requiring it. Currently, this concept is supported by an increasing number of urologists. … This excellent overview dedicated to AS fills a lack in the literature. … this textbook can be recommended to all physicians involved in prostate cancer management.” (European Urology Today, Vol. 25 (2), March-May, 2013)

“This book summarizes the current worldwide experience with active surveillance for prostate cancer. … this book is appropriate for primary care physicians, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Furthermore, it would be valuable to the general audience and patients as it clearly describes the role and implications of active surveillance in the treatment of prostate cancer. … I strongly recommend this book to any clinician whose practice involves the treatment of patients with prostate cancer in any capacity.” (Sanjay Kasturi, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2012)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer
Book Subtitle
A New Paradigm for Clinical Management
Editors
  • Laurence Klotz
Series Title
Current Clinical Urology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-912-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-912-9
Series ISSN
2197-7194
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 208
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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