Outcomes research in prostate disease

Published: February, 2008

An informed way of looking at treatment results

The accuracy of prostate cancer statistics, usually the focus of clinical conversations, entered the realm of presidential politics at the end of October 2007. The New York Times reported that a figure cited in a radio advertisement for Rudolph Giuliani, a candidate for president, was in dispute. Giuliani said that his chances of surviving prostate cancer in the United States were 82%. In England, he claimed, his chances of survival were just 44%.

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