The rapid uptake of robotic prostatectomy and its collateral effects

William T. Lowrance, Dipen J. Parekh

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Abstract

The shift in radical prostatectomy practice patterns toward robotic procedures has had substantial collateral effects, impacting the delivery, access, and cost of prostate cancer care in the United States. In this issue of Cancer, Stitzenberg and colleagues examine how the uptake of robotic surgery has influenced centralization of prostate cancer surgery and effected travel distances for patients seeking prostate cancer surgery. Undoubtedly, robotic surgery has changed the face of prostate cancer care in this country, but still more research is needed to further understand how delivery, access, and cost of health care are impacted by technological innovation. See article, pages XXX-XXX, this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume118
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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