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Cancer Therapy AdvisorDocs Disagree with Update to NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

The updated NCCN guidelines no longer say that active surveillance is “preferred” for low-risk prostate cancer, prompting some physicians to claim this recommendation may encourage overtreatment and is a “step back” from progress made over the last decade, which has been defined by active surveillance as the preferable care option for most low-risk localized prostate cancer patients.