There are approximately 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year in the US. Approximately 35,000 men die each year from the disease.
- More than 3.1 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today
The Washington University Medical School recently completed a study of 364 receiving a radical proctectomy.
- 53 (15 %) suffered from erectile dysfunction
- 63 (17 %) reported having incontinence
- 45 (13 %) developed other complications
PDTx believes that improving the determination of how aggressive the tumor is beyond utilizing simple blood scores could greatly reduce the number of unnecessary radical prostatectomies. This would not only save the healthcare system significant money, but would avoid meaningful quality of life adverse events.