Long-term biochemical recurrence rates after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Analysis of a single-center series of patients with a minimum follow-up of 5 years

Nazareno Suardi, Vincenzo Ficarra, Pieter Willemsen, Peter De Wil, Andrea Gallina, Geert De Naeyer, Peter Schatteman, Francesco Montorsi, Paul Carpentier, Alexander Mottrie

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Abstract

To address the long-term biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival rates of patients treated with robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) with a minimum follow-up of 5 years. Prospectively collected data of 184 patients treated with RALP at a single institution were analyzed. Kaplan-Meier and life tables analyses targeted the rates of BCR according to pathologic parameters. Cox regression analyses addressed predictors of BCR. Median follow-up was 67.5 months. One and 10 patients died of prostate cancer (PCa) and other causes, respectively. Mean time to BCR was 83.8 months. The 3-, 5-, and 7-year BCR-free survival rates were 94%, 86%, and 81%, respectively. These rates were 97%, 93%, and 85% for pT2 disease; 94%, 84%, and 84% for pT3a; and 69%, 43%, and 43% for pT3b (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalUrology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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