Prostate Cancer Results Study Group

Finding Which Treatments Eliminate Cancer

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.

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.

Remission versus Survival?

A prostate cancer patient who has undergone treatment and shows no evidence of cancer recurrence, (cancer returning), is in remission. A survivor is alive following treatment and may or may not have their cancer return requiring further treatment. Prostate cancer recurrence is determined by monitoring or testing. If you remain in remission for 10-15 years after prostate cancer treatment, it is very unlikely that the cancer will ever return, complete remission. No more treatment.  


Prostate Cancer Free Study, studies treatment outcomes for 10-15 years to show which men remained in remission.

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Help To Continue the Work!

The Prostate Cancer Free Foundation, reviews the results of hundreds of thousands of men treated for prostate cancer. Tracking them for years. This information is available to you, and others like you, to help find the best prostate cancer treatment. This work takes time, effort, resources all of it done by volunteers. Please help us continue. Please Donate!