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Your opinion matters: New guidance for postoperative radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy

Published 27/04/2022

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We are seeking input from the health sector on our draft guidance for postoperative radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy before we publish it on June 30.

In February 2021, Safer Care Victoria published Best Care guidance on 26 elective surgery procedures. This guidance and consumer information provide evidence-based information for Victorian healthcare professionals and consumers in relation to elective procedures which can only be performed under certain circumstances or at certain time intervals.

We have expanded the existing series of Best Care guidance to include new guidance on additional elective procedures.

With the support of clinical experts, health service leaders, and consumers with lived experience, we have developed new guidance and consumer information. This guidance highlights routine administration of adjuvant radiation for men with high-risk pathological features post radical prostatectomy is no longer standard practice. 

Early salvage radiation therapy is recommended for patients following radical prostatectomy when there is a rising PSA.

How to provide feedback

Review the draft clinical guidance and consumer information.

Please email your feedback to bestcare@safercare.vic.gov.au by 20 May 2022.

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