A new study reports the 5-year patient-reported outcome data from a population-based cohort of men with localized prostate cancer. These findings in conjunction with data on survival, treatment burden and treatment cost can assist clinicians in explaining to newly diagnosed patients the likely effects of modern management options on quality of life.
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M.R.S. has received support to his institution for research from Astellas Pharma, Celgene, Bayer, Bionomics, Medivation, Sanofi, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, Amgen, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Tilray. He has also received travel, accommodations and expenses from Medivation/Pfizer. R.M.-B. declares no competing interests.
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Mercieca-Bebber, R., Stockler, M.R. Patient-reported outcomes and localized prostate cancer management. Nat Rev Urol 17, 257–258 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-020-0303-2