PCa progression outcomes vary by surgeon experience

September 1, 2004

San Francisco--Surgeon experience is an independent predictor of PSA progression in men undergoing radical prostatectomy, but among high-volume surgeons (those who performed more than 100 procedures) operating in a single institution, the individual surgeon alone is also a significant prognostic factor, according to a study by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.