Title

Extended pelvic lymph-node dissection is independently associated with improved overall survival in patients with prostate cancer at high-risk of lymph-node invasion.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-11-2020

Publication Title

BJU international

Abstract

It is generally agreed upon that extended pelvic lymph-node dissection (ePLND) provides valuable staging information and helps guide adjuvant therapy, and should be undertaken in prostate cancer (CaP) patients with aggressive preoperative disease features at the time of radical prostatectomy [1, 2]. However, whether it has a 'direct' therapeutic benefit in the aforesaid patients has remained difficult to demonstrate [3]. The only patients that seem to derive a survival advantage from ePLND are patients with pN1 disease [4] - this cited study suggested a direct therapeutic effect of ePLND, with a 7% incremental benefit in 10-year cancer-specific survival per every additional lymph-node removed (p=0.02). However, it did not identify these patients preoperatively.

PubMed ID

32045096

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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