Patient-reported outcomes after surgery or radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer: a retrospective study.

Patient-reported outcomes after surgery or radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer: a retrospective study. Hong Kong Med J. 2020 Apr 02;26(2): Authors: Ng CF, Kong KY, Li CY, Li JKT, Li NY, Ng BPK, Leung SCH, Hong CYL, Yee CH, Teoh JYC Abstract INTRODUCTION: To compare the intermediate-term outcomes and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) and radical external beam radiotherapy (RT) in Chinese patients with localised prostate cancer. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in patients with localised prostate cancer diagnosed between 2010 and 2011 and treated with either RALP or RT. Information about baseline patient and disease characteristics, post-treatment complications, and latest disease status was retrospectively collected from hospital notes. For assessment of patient-reported outcomes, the Chinese version of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire was completed by the patients. RESULTS: Ninety three patients aged 58 to 84 years were recruited. Thirty patients were treated by RALP (32.3%), whereas 63 received RT (67.7%). The RALP group had significantly lower baseline prostate-specific antigen levels than the RT group (P
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