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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Schmidt B, Eapen RS, Cowan JE
Practice patterns of primary EBRT with and without ADT in prostate cancer treatment.
This study investigated usage of external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT), with or without neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), using data from a community-based prospective disease registry (CaPSURE). Data on 1337 men diagnosed between 1990 and 2014 with localized disease who received EBRT as primary treatment was compared. The authors conclude that use of ADT in conjunction with primary EBRT has increased in frequency and duration since 1990, and that men who received ADT have higher risk characteristics than those who receive EBRT alone.
Citation: Schmidt B, Eapen RS, Cowan JE . Practice patterns of primary EBRT with and without ADT in prostate cancer treatment. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2019 Mar;22(1):117-24. doi: 10.1038/s41391-018-0084-3..
Keywords: Cancer: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Practice Patterns, Evidence-Based Practice, Comparative Effectiveness, Outcomes, Treatments
Lee DJ, Barocas DA, Zhao Z
Contemporary prostate cancer radiation therapy in the United States: patterns of care and compliance with quality measures.
This study measured compliance with quality measures for radiation therapy treatment of prostate cancer. The Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation Study enrolled men who were treated for localized prostate cancer from 2011 and 2012. Medical records were reviewed, and patients completed surveys. Researchers concluded that men who received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) were treated more appropriately than those treated with brachytherapy (BT). White men were also more likely to receive appropriate treatment than African-American and other minorities.
AHRQ-funded; HS019356; HS022640.
Citation: Lee DJ, Barocas DA, Zhao Z . Contemporary prostate cancer radiation therapy in the United States: patterns of care and compliance with quality measures. Pract Radiat Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;8(5):307-16. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2018.04.009..
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Prostate Cancer, Comparative Effectiveness, Evidence-Based Practice, Guidelines, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Practice Patterns, Quality Measures