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Grant awarded for research into complications associated with prostate surgery

September 3, 2014

Dr. Rodney Breau has received a 2014 Movember Discovery Grant for $200,000 from Prostate Cancer Canada to further his research on the long-term effects of having a prostate surgically removed. Dr Breau and his team will use the funding to study how regular feedback to surgeons, through a surgery report card, could change surgical performance. Surgeons who perform radical prostatectomy will receive feedback every three months on their patient outcomes compared to the outcomes of patients treated by other surgeons. The hope is that regular feedback to surgeons will reduce long-term urinary and sexual side effects that some patients experience after having their prostate removed. See release from Prostate Cancer Canada.

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