Getting Off Biopsy Train in Prostate Cancer


Freddie Hamdy, MBChB, a leading prostate cancer researcher and head of urology at University of Oxford, blew my mind when I spoke with him the other day.

“He told me we are on the cusp of a revolution in active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer — one that will in effect ‘cure’ my cancer with a swipe of a pen as cancer will be redefined.

“A prostate cancer diagnosis with a low-risk Gleason 6 changed my life in December 2010. My first urologist offered to rush me to the OR. I declined and got a second opinion. Instead, I opted for AS and have been on it ever since.”

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