Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

June 2, 2019

Preliminary results from a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found that just 15 percent of a group of men in North Carolina with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance instead of treatment followed the recommended monitoring guidelines. The findings, which were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Continued

Prostate cancer care for older men estimated to cost Medicare $1.2B

September 13, 2018

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, and Justin Trogdon, PhD, examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and screening for each group would be $1.2 billion for three years after diagnosis.