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Approximately one third of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will opt for surgical treatment.

Mirkin, Joshua N., William T. Lowrance, Andrew H. Feifer, John P. Mulhall, James E. Eastham, and Elena B. Elkin. Direct-To-Consumer Internet Promotion Of Robotic Prostatectomy Exhibits Varying Quality Of Information. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 760-769

Reference

Title
Direct-To-Consumer Internet Promotion Of Robotic Prostatectomy Exhibits Varying Quality Of Information
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Mirkin, Joshua N., William T. Lowrance, Andrew H. Feifer, John P. Mulhall, James E. Eastham, and Elena B. Elkin
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
760-769

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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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