Timothy Showalter

About Timothy Showalter

For prostate cancer patients at higher risk of recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP), early adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) has been shown in randomized trials to improve PSA-relapse free survival, metastasis-free survival and overall survival. Despite evidence to support adjuvant RT, less than 20% of qualifying patients in the U.S. actually receive this treatment. A national survey conducted by Dr. Showalter and colleagues has previously shown that urologist recommendations for adjuvant RT are influenced by perceptions of RT-related toxicity. The evidence to inform these toxicity estimates is lacking. Therefore, it is essential to bridge this difference by elucidating the real-world complication rates of post-prostatectomy RT, and to critically evaluate the significance of RT timing on the risk of complications. Dr. Showalter’s findings will improve management of high-risk prostate cancer, including the influence of timing after surgery, improve cure rates for these patients, and limit complications for lower risk patients.

Award

The 2011 Ben Franklin – PCF Young Investigator Award

Timothy Showalter, MD

University of Virginia

Mentors:

Adam Dicker, MD, PhD and Theresa Hyslop, PhD