Newswire (Published: Monday, December 25, 2017, Received: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:01:02 PM CST)

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Findings on Prostate Cancer Detailed by G. Ploussard and Co-Authors (Robotic surgery in urology: facts and reality what are the real advantages of robotic approaches for prostate cancer patients?)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Robotics & Machine Learning -- Fresh data on Oncology - Prostate Cancer are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Toulouse, France, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Despite the worldwile increasing use of robotic assistance for oncology surgery, no level 1 evidence-based benefit favoring robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) versus pure laparoscopic or open approaches has been demonstrated. We aimed to perform an update of the available evidence by evaluating most recent 2016-2017 data."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "Population-based and prospective nonrandomized studies and one phase III randomised trial have been recently published. Early results from the phase III trial suggested that RARP led to similar early functional and oncologic outcomes compared with open radical prostatectomy. Shorter operative time, hospital stay, and lower complications rate and blood loss were reported in RARP group compared with open radical prostatectomy group. Population-based data did not demonstrate any benefit from one approach over another in terms of functional and oncologic outcomes. Robot assistance is predictive for improved potency recovery in organ-confined tumor in one large prospective trial. Main limitations, different among studies, were lack of randomization or single operator cohorts, short-term follow-up, and absence of confounding factors analysis. Robotic assistance seems to confer better results than open radical prostatectomy procedures in terms of intra-and immediate postoperative parameters (operative time, blood loss and hospital stay)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Clear advantages of one technique over another on robust functional or oncologic endpoints remain unproven."

For more information on this research see: Robotic surgery in urology: facts and reality what are the real advantages of robotic approaches for prostate cancer patients? Current Opinion In Urology, 2017;():. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Current Opinion In Urology - journals.lww.com/co-urology/pages/default.aspx)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from G. Ploussard, Division of Urology Saint Jean Languedoc Hospital and Institut Universitaire du Cancer Oncopole, Toulouse, France.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1097/MOU.0000000000000470. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Surgery, Toulouse, Hospital, Oncology, Robotics, Epidemiology, Men's Health, Prostatectomy, Prostate Cancer, Machine Learning, Health and Medicine, Prostatic Neoplasms, Emerging Technologies, Male Urologic Surgical Procedures.

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