INVITED OPINION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 882-884

Active surveillance monitoring: the role of novel biomarkers and imaging


1 Department of Urology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
2 Department of Urology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
John F Ward
Department of Urology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.156858

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"CANCER" is a disease state that leads to progressive illness that is uniformly fatal without treatment. Hippocrates invoked the Greek word karkinos, or "crab," to describe tumors he observed. For centuries, "CANCER" remained a disease that was recognized primarily in its locally advanced or metastatic stage, when it was almost uniformly fatal.


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