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[ASCO Post] Physicians Can Help Patients Set Realistic Expectations for Sexual Functioning after Treatment for Prostate Cancer
"'Because there are multiple treatments that can be quite confusing to sort through, helping people make informed decisions by giving them information and making sure their preferences are considered, has been a tradition in prostate cancer,' Michael J. Barry, MD, commented in an interview with The ASCO Post. 'But we could do even better, particularly with better data of the kind we got from Dr. Sandra and his colleagues.' Dr. Barry, who wrote an editorial accompanying the JAMA report, is Medical Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and President of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making in Boston."Read the full article.
"Barry, president of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, calls the controversy over prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening and treatment of screening-detected prostate cancer an argument that 'refuses to die.'"Read the full blog post.