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Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, discusses the importance of quality of life in prostate cancer.
Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, professor in the Department of Urology and Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses the importance of quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer.
From a prostate cancer standpoint, physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are focused on improving QOL and learning more about patient-reported outcomes, says Chang. There is so much more to be understood with regard to how patients are doing before, during, and after treatment. That information must be taken into account. Physicians have aleady started to do a better job at counseling patients on what outcomes will look like with the different therapies that can be employed for their cancer. Those things make a difference and have been very exciting within the space, concludes Chang.