Silver Book Fact

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

Mirkin J, Lowrance W, Feifer A, Mulhall J, et al. Direct-To-Consumer Internet Promotion Of Robotic Prostatectomy Exhibits Varying Quality Of Information. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 760-769. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897330/

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 J, Lowrance W, Feifer A, Mulhall J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
760-769
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Since 1975, the five year survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased by 40 percent.  
  • Incidence rates for colorectal cancer have been decreasing since 1985, from 66 to 52 per 100,000 in 2002.  
  • Estimated Number of Cancer Survivors in the United States From 1975 to 2012  
  • Medicines in Devlopment for Cancer, 2008  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a radiopharmaceutical currently in development is a synthetic version of a substance derived from scorpions–chlorotoxin. This could be a powerful…