Risk of Recurrent Disease 6 Years After Open or Robotic-assisted Radical Prostatectomy in the Prospective Controlled Trial LAPPRO

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Robot-assisted and open retropubic radical prostatectomy have comparable oncological outcome 6 yr after surgery. However, for high-risk patients, we observed a significant benefit for robotics regarding recurrence rate. Longer follow-up time is needed to make a firm conclusion and to evaluate a possible survival benefit for either of the surgical approaches.


  • Martin Nyberg
  • Olof Akre
  • David Bock
  • Sigrid V. Carlsson
  • Stefan Carlsson
  • Jonas Hugosson
  • Anna Lantz
  • Gunnar Steineck
  • Johan Stranne
  • Stavros Tyritzis
  • Peter Wiklund
  • Eva Haglind
  • Anders Bjartell
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital
  • Hygeia Hospital
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research areas and keywords

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  • Urology and Nephrology
  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Biochemical recurrence, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer-specific mortality, Radical prostatectomy, Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Urology Open Science
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch

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