NCID 2012 interview with Otis Brawley
February 1, 2013
Professor Otis Brawley
Emory University, Georgia, USA
Prostate cancer screening and treatment
Professor Otis Brawley discusses the risks and benefits associated with prostate cancer screening and treatment. Although prostate screening procedures are available, 50-60% of patients that test positive for prostate cancer will never experience any symptoms or difficulties associated with their disease. Consequently it is not possible to determine the true effectiveness of treatments or to provide reliable advise if the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the associated side effects.
These are interviews with key participants of the National Cancer Institutes Directors Meeting organized annually by the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. The interviews were produced by eCancer.