prostate cancer

Researchers Awarded Funding to Lead National Discussion on Active Surveillance for Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have been awarded $100,000 in funding through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funds will support a national discussion and conference aimed at identifying evidence gaps to guide future research on the use of active surveillance to monitor low-risk prostate cancers. This serves as an alternative to immediate treatment with surgery, radiation or hormone therapy which all have potential debilitating side effects.