Prostate Cancer Results Study Group
The Prostate Cancer Results Study Group, PCRSG, is an international team of doctors and medical professionals of all disciplines. These experts represent Robotic Surgery, Open Surgery, IMRT radiation, Seed Implantation, Brachytherapy, Proton Therapy, Prostate Pathologists and Prostate Medical Oncologists. This panel of experts was assembled to participate in a meta-analysis, or “study of studies”, to try and answer a very important question:
What prostate cancer treatments are most effective at eliminating localized cancer, and preventing the cancer from coming back?
The results of this study were initially published in 2012, and have since been updated twice per year. These results are compiled and used to generate the interactive charts on this web site. Selecting to compare treatments on any page of this website, will lead you to the interactive charts. The expert panel agreed unanimously on simple but strict criteria regarding which articles could be used to compare results.
The Prostate Cancer Results Study Group continues to comprehensively review all modern published medical studies regarding prostate cancer treatment outcomes. To keep current, these results are updated twice a year. It is the purpose of the Foundation to share this information in an understandable format directly to patients.
Founded by Dr. Peter Grimm
Dr. Peter Grimm believed that patients had the opportunity to make a choice when it came to treatment of their prostate cancer. Dr. Grimm believed that providing information about the effectiveness of the different prostate cancer treatments would allow patients to make an informed decision. Peter was the Founder of the Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, now know as the Prostate Cancer Free Foundation.
We review the research so you don't have to.
An international team of 36 experts took on the task of Comparing Prostate Cancer Treatments for more than 100,000 patients over 15 years. The goal of the study was to determine who remained prostate cancer free after treatment. Making the treatment comparison results available to you, will help you find the most effective prostate cancer treatment.
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