Laparoscopic versus open prostatectomy for the treatment of localised prostate cancer

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Dragan Ilic,

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    1. Monash University, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Dragan Ilic, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Level 6, 99 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia. dragan.ilic@monash.edu.

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  • Sue Evans,

    1. School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Melbourne, Australia
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  • Declan Murphy,

    1. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Surgical Oncology, Melbourne, Australia
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  • Mark Frydenberg

    1. Monash University, Department of Surgery, Melbourne, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this systematic review is to determine whether LRP, specifically RALP, is more effective than ORP in reducing prostate cancer-specific mortality and increasing biochemical recurrence-free survival. Our secondary objective is to determine the adverse events associated with the two interventions.