CCE Prostate Cancer: Mayo Clinic -- Selection criteria

March 6, 2009
Jeffrey Bendix, MA

Awards and distinctions that the Mayo Clinic Department of Urology a Center of Excellence.

Mayo Clinic
Rochester

, Minnesota

Number of patients treated/procedures performed per year – 1,200 radical prostatectomies performed in 2008.

Number of research protocols engaged in annually – Four

Systems in place to prevent errors – 1) Surgical checklist; 2) Intraoperative Surgical Pause

Level of technological equipment on site – Five state-of-the art sets of robotic equipment are available for performing laparoscopic surgery.

Patient education efforts Patients receive instructions on how to care for their catheters and what to expect before, during, and after surgery.

Evidence of incorporating research and clinical care – Research performed at Mayo has demonstrated that prostate cancer recurrence is likely to occur at a higher PSA cutoff point than was previously assumed.