Follow-up care for men with prostate cancer and the role of primary care: a systematic review of international guidelines

Prostate Canc Follow-up Grp, H. M. McIntosh, R. D. Neal, P. Rose, E. Watson, C. Wilkinson, D. Weller, C. Campbell

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Abstract

The optimal role for primary care in providing follow-up for men with prostate cancer is uncertain. A systematic review of international guidelines was undertaken to help identify key elements of existing models of follow-up care to establish a theoretical basis for evaluating future complex interventions. Many guidelines provide insufficient information to judge the reliability of the recommendations. Although the PSA test remains the cornerstone of follow-up, the diversity of recommendations on the provision of follow-up care reflects the current lack of research evidence on which to base firm conclusions. The review highlights the importance of transparent guideline development procedures and the need for robust primary research to inform future evidence-based models of follow-up care for men with prostate cancer. British Journal of Cancer (2009) 100, 1852-1860. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605080 www.bjcancer.com Published online 12 May 2009 (C) 2009 Cancer Research UK

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1852-1860
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • prostate cancer; follow-up; guidelines; systematic review

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