PowerPoint Presentation - Prostate Cancer Outcomes by Race &Treatment Site

¢One study using Medicare database
lMortality after cystectomy, colectomy, pulmonary resections, pancreatic resection, gastrectomy and esophagectomy
lNCI Centers had lower operative mortality in 4/6 procedures
lNCI Centers had lower overall mortality in 2/6 procedures.
Birkmeyer, N.J., et al., Do cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute havebetter
surgical outcomes? Cancer, 2005. 103(3): p. 435-41.