Delay in radical prostatectomy does not adversely affect results from radical prostatectomy

In an article by Korets et al published in BJUI (2012), the authors show that a delay of >60 days from prostate biopsy to radical surgery does not adversely affect outcome in patients with early prostate cancer. In the 1568 men studied, 1098 (70%), 303 (19.3%) and 167 (10.7%) had a delay of ≤60, 61–90 and >90 days, respectively, between biopsy and RP. A delay of >60 days was not associated with adverse pathological findings at surgery.he authors conclude that A delay of >60 days is not associated with adverse pathological outcomes in men with localized prostate cancer, nor does it correlate with worse biochemical cancer relapse-free survival.