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In the United States, approximately 192,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020. (1) The average age at diagnosis is 66 and most men live to an average age of 78.6 years.(2) That is over a decade men must live with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment. When choosing between Surgery or Radiation for prostate cancer, it is important to know that these treatments provide similar cure rates, however the side effects vary.(3,4)
Earlier this year l accepted a faculty position with Duke University. While I continue to see and treat patients in the community, the position at Duke allows me the opportunity to explore my research interests.