An Interview with Frank Critz, MD
Some may find it surprising that Frank A. Critz, MD—a radiation oncologist who focuses on prostate cancer—generally considers radical prostatectomy to be the go-to treatment for localized disease.
But now that he and fellow investigators have completed a 25-year study showing radiation therapy outcomes to be equal to those of radical prostatectomy under the strict surgical definition of prostate cancer control (The Journal of Urology 2013;189: 878-883), Dr. Critz—the founder and medical director of Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia–Decatur (an affiliate of Vantage Oncology), can comfortably recommend both options to patients.
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