Analyzing the Analysis – Is Surgery Superior to Radiotherapy? No, Despite the Results from A Large Canadian Study

It is a little out of the normal scope of this blog, but a recent prostate cancer study from Canada has received a lot of buzz and needs some commentary and analysis. The study concluded that for men who are diagnosed with local prostate cancer (still confined in the gland) live longer if they have surgery as opposed to radiation. Despite this conclusion, this study should not change anyone’s clinical course or decision making! This study was a meta-analysis of a lot of data from a lot of studies and on the face of its conclusions it should change clinical [...]