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Prostate cancer remains a significant health problem worldwide and is the second highest cause of cancer-related death in men. While there is uncertainty over which men will benefit from radical treatment, considerable efforts are being made to reduce treatment related side-effects and in optimising outcomes. This article reviews the development and introduction of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP), the results to date, and the possible future directions of RALP.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sj.bjc.6605341

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Cancer

Publication Date

03/11/2009

Volume

101

Pages

1491 - 1496

Keywords

Humans, Laparoscopy, Male, Prostatectomy, Robotics