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Quality of life in sexual minorities following prostate cancer treatment

Patients with prostate cancer from sexual minority groups experience considerably worse quality of life following prostate cancer treatment than heterosexual patients. Improved inclusivity as well as cultural humility training at the physician, institution and system levels are warranted to address inequalities in quality-of-life outcomes.

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Fig. 1: Quality-of-life aspects impaired in patients from sexual minority groups after prostate cancer treatment.


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A.R. declares stock and other ownership interests: ECOM Medical; consulting or advisory role: Exelixis, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Pfizer, Novartis, Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Immunomedics and Gilead Sciences; speakers’ bureau: Janssen, Astellas Medivation, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, Genentech/Roche, Eisai, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Amgen, Exelixis, EMD Serono, Merck, Seattle Genetics/Astellas, Myovant Sciences, Gilead Sciences and AVEO; research funding: Genentech, Exelixis, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Macrogenics, Astellas Pharma, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals, BioClin Therapeutics, Clovis Oncology, Bavarian Nordic, Seattle Genetics, Immunomedics and Epizyme; and travel, accommodations and/or expenses: Genentech, Prometheus, Astellas Medivation, Janssen, Eisai, Bayer, Pfizer, Novartis, Exelixis and AstraZeneca. D.J.B. declares no competing interests.

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Benjamin, D.J., Rezazadeh, A. Quality of life in sexual minorities following prostate cancer treatment. Nat Rev Urol 19, 323–324 (2022).

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