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Reaction to AHRQ Report on Prostate Cancer Treatments
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued a comprehensive report on prostate cancer treatments and found the scientific evidence severely lacking. The report is based upon review of nearly 600 published reports on radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, prostate brachytherapy radiation, and robotic prostate surgery. The committee was able to identify only three randomized clinical trials. Most of the data were assembled in the era before prostate PSA testing. The report was immediately cited in reports in the New York Times, US News & World Report, and other media.
Said Dr. Krongrad, President of the Krongrad Institute: "The report substantiates what we've known for a long time: the scientific touchstones for prostate cancer treatment, be it radiation or laparoscopic prostate surgery, is severely lacking. Now is the time to organize and put together randomized trials. This way, we will have better knowledge in the future."