Robotic radical prostatectomy patients may have lower PSA recurrence

August 1, 2011

An international study analyzing data from almost 30,000 men treated with radical prostatectomy as monotherapy for high-risk prostate cancer provides some evidence that short- to medium-term oncologic outcomes are better for men who undergo robot-assisted laparoscopic RP (RALP) compared with open RP (ORP) and laparoscopic RP (LRP).

Washington-An international study analyzing data from almost 30,000 men treated with radical prostatectomy as monotherapy for high-risk prostate cancer provides some evidence that short- to medium-term oncologic outcomes are better for men who undergo robot-assisted laparoscopic RP (RALP) compared with open RP (ORP) and laparoscopic RP (LRP).