Survival Rates Higher Than the National Average
At Roswell Park, we compare our survival data with data collected nationally by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. The most recent data available, for 2006-2013, show that our five-year survival rates are higher than those recorded by SEER.
A World-Class Team
Members of our Prostate team not only follow the national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer set by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) — they write them. Both James Mohler, MD, Department of Urology, and Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA, Department of Radiation Medicine, serve on the NCCN Prostate Cancer Treatment Panel. In fact, Dr. Mohler has headed the panel since 2005.
Accurate Detection & Diagnosis
Roswell Park’s pathologists are highly skilled, because they focus on cancer — nothing but cancer. They are expert at determining whether it is an aggressive or low-risk cancer, and which treatments are likely to work best. Roswell Park can also sequence your DNA — or your cancer’s DNA — to assess the risk of cancer in your children or to match you with any new targeted treatments that are likely to work best for you.
The Latest, Most Promising Treatments — Only If You Need Them
Studies show that many cases of low-risk prostate cancer are over-treated in the U.S., leaving men to deal with significant side effects the rest of their lives — even though in most cases, the disease would likely never cause symptoms or lead to death. Our physicians do not benefit financially by recommending a specific treatment and will discuss active surveillance with you if it is appropriate for you.
If your Roswell Park team determines that your cancer should be treated, you’ll have access to all the options that are right for you, from robot-assisted surgery to image-guided radiation, immunotherapy and clinical trials of the latest treatments.
An Entire Team of Experts in Your Corner
Roswell Park provides multidisciplinary care. That means your case will be reviewed by a team of specialists — experts in pathology, radiology, radiation medicine, surgery, medicine and other clinical areas. Working together, they’ll consider your possible treatment options from every angle to ensure that you’ll receive the very best care.