Rethinking the Prostate Cancer Paradigm in the Urology Community

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS
Published: Saturday, Aug 04, 2018
Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS

As we are all keenly aware, there is not a day that passes when our email inbox doesn’t include news of a genetic discovery that contributes to the ever-expanding body of knowledge in the prostate cancer world. The practicing urologist has to decipher this maelstrom of data, somehow gain a basic understanding of its significance, and determine its clinical utility. Clearly, the world of prostate cancer management has taken on degrees of complexity that none of us ever imagined. We are well past the days of bilateral orchiectomy.

These scenarios highlight the need for clinicians to rethink and challenge their traditional ways of practice and educational needs. In particular, it is imperative that we gain a better understanding of the molecular drivers that result in progression of disease. We will continue to have a cascade of discovery and new information from the many scientists working in this field. To better serve our patients and avoid clinging to tradition, we, as clinical scientists, need to continue to evolve our thinking and approach to patient care.


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