Radical surgery versus radiation therapy in early prostatic carcinoma.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Patients with organ-confined prostatic cancer, as determined by digital examination, bone scans and serum acid phosphatase determination, were randomized to radical prostatectomy or external-beam radiation therapy. With respect to first evidence of treatment failure, there was a significant difference in favor of the patients who had surgical treatment. In the patients given radiotherapy there was no essential difference in time to failure as compared with comparable patients in two recent observation-only trials on record.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robertson, CN; Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 239 - 242

PubMed ID

  • 2029414

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0284-186X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/02841869109092360


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England