Online Prostate Cancer Database Launched to Help Patients decide Whether to Risk Aggressive Treatment
October 29, 2012 -- Men diagnosed with slow-growing, non-life threatening prostate cancer can now track the progression of their disease online.
It’s billed as the world's first online medical database for men with prostate cancer. The idea behind the interactive portal is to allow patients to track progression of the disease before they seek aggressive treatments.
Doctors at Cedars-Sinai and Johns Hopkins have partnered with the Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the Prostate Cancer Foundation as sponsors of the online database they’re calling the National Proactive Surveillance Network.