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Questions remain on value of robot prostate surgery

Men who get robot surgery for prostate cancer have fewer short-term complications than men whose procedure is done the old-fashioned way – but the newer treatment is pricier, according to a new analysis of close to 30,000 patients. Although the findings may help inform decisions about cancer surgery, a gold-standard trial comparing the two methods of prostate removal head-to-head is still lacking, researchers said.