Table 1.

Definition of the simulated management strategies

StrategyDescription
ADefinitive treatment and listing after a waiting period of 2 yr
 Treatment by radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy
 Active listing 2 yr after completion of definitive treatment
 No listing in the event of biochemical recurrence or if the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
BDefinitive treatment and immediate listing
 Treatment by radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy
 Immediate active listing after completion of definitive treatment
 No listing in the event of biochemical recurrence or if the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
CActive surveillance and listing after a waiting period of 2 yr
 Active listing 2 yr after initiation of active surveillance
 No listing in the event definitive treatment becomes indicated or if the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
 Immediate active listing after completion of definitive treatment in patients younger than 75 yr
 No listing in the event of biochemical recurrence
 WW approach in case definitive treatment is indicated after the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
DActive surveillance and immediate listing
 Immediate active listing
 No listing in the event definitive treatment becomes indicated or if the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
 Immediate active listing after completion of definitive treatment in patients younger than 75 yr
 No listing in the event of biochemical recurrence
 WW approach in case definitive treatment is indicated after the patient reaches an age of 75 yr
  • WW, watchful waiting.