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About the Artwork: The illustration depicts the relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient, in this case a man diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. White lines symbolize active surveillance and multi-colored triangles depict the diversity of patients and the wide range of factors influencing a mans access to, acceptance of, and adherence to alternatives to treatment. Active surveillance is an example of an alternative to immediate treatment and involves proactive patient follow-up.

NIH State-of-the-Science Conference:
Role of Active Surveillance in the
Management of Men With
Localized Prostate Cancer

December 5–7, 2011
Bethesda, Maryland

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State-of-the-Science Panel

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D.

Panel and Conference Chairperson


University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, California


John M. Barry, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

Divisions of Urology and Abdominal Organ Transplantation

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon

Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Bioethics and Humanities

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Nananda F. Col, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H., FACP

Professor of Medicine

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences and Departments of Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine


Shared Decision Making Resources

Georgetown, Maine

Phaedra S. Corso, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Professor and Head

Department of Health Policy and Management

College of Public Health

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Everett Dodson

Community Health Educator

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, District of Columbia

M. Elizabeth Hammond, M.D.


Intermountain Healthcare

Professor of Pathology

University of Utah School of Medicine

Executive Editor for Pathology Products

Amirsys, Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Barry A. Kogan, M.D., FAAP, FACS

Professor of Urology and Pediatrics


Division of Urology

Albany Medical College

Urological Institute of Northeastern New York

Community Care Physicians

Albany, New York

Charles F. Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Professor and Associate Head of Research

Department of Epidemiology

College of Public Health

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Lee Newcomer, M.D.

Senior Vice President of Oncology

United Healthcare

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eric J. Seifter, M.D., FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Johns Hopkins at Greenspring Station

Lutherville, Maryland

Janet A. Tooze, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Department of Biostatistical Sciences

Division of Public Health Sciences

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Society, Human Development, and Health

Harvard School of Public Health

Associate Professor

Department of Medical Oncology

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

Hunter Wessells, M.D., FACS

Professor and Chair

Department of Urology

Nelson Chair in Urology

University of Washington School of Medicine

Seattle, Washington



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