Racial disparities in oncologic outcomes after radical prostatectomy: Long-term follow-up

Farzana A. Faisal, Debasish Sundi, John L. Cooper, Elizabeth B. Humphreys, Alan Wayne Partin, Misop Han, Ashley E. Ross, Edward M. Schaeffer

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Objective To report race-based outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP) in a cohort stratified by National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) risk category with updated follow-up. Materials and Methods Studies describing racial disparities in outcomes after RP are conflicting. We studied 15,993 white and 1634 African American (AA) pretreatment-naïve men who underwent RP at our institution (1992-2013) with complete preoperative and pathologic data. Pathologic outcomes were compared between races using appropriate statistical tests; biochemical recurrence (BCR) for men with complete follow-up was compared using multivariate models that controlled separately for preoperative and postoperative covariates. Results Very low- and low-risk AA men were more likely to have positive surgical margins (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1441
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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Faisal, F. A., Sundi, D., Cooper, J. L., Humphreys, E. B., Partin, A. W., Han, M., ... Schaeffer, E. M. (2014). Racial disparities in oncologic outcomes after radical prostatectomy: Long-term follow-up. Urology, 84(6), 1434-1441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2014.08.039