Prostate Treatment Choice
Prostate cancer is an important public health problem. Prevention, detection, and treatment of localized prostate cancer remain controversial. Given the variety of management strategies, without a clear best option, decisions regarding prostate cancer management are highly preference-sensitive. These decisions thus require shared decision making to ensure choices that are consistent with patients’ individual preferences. The Prostate Treatment Choice project explores the impact of decision aids in patients’ treatment choices, health outcomes, and health care use, and outcomes in the context of prostate cancer.
The first article, impact of decision aids on treatment choice of patients with diagnosed prostate cancer, was published in the journal with the highest impact factor (CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians). We also identified the best decision aid and are currently translating it to Finnish, and it will be soon freely available on our website.
More information available (in Finnish) at the website of the Academy of Finland.