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A preliminary exploration of the feasibility of offering men information about potential prostate cancer treatment options before they know their biopsy results

  • Steven B Zeliadt1, 2Email author,
  • Peggy A Hannon2,
  • Ranak B Trivedi1, 2,
  • Laura M Bonner1,
  • Thuy T Vu2,
  • Carol Simons1,
  • Crystal A Kimmie3, 5,
  • Elaine Y Hu1,
  • Chris Zipperer4 and
  • Daniel W Lin5, 6
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201313:19

Received: 26 September 2012

Accepted: 25 January 2013

Published: 6 February 2013

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Original Submission
26 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Matthew Nielsen
19 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kaaren Watts
18 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Steven Zeliadt
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
6 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-13-19

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

Northwest HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Metropolitan Park West
Department of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
Washington State Department of Health, Cancer Prevention and Control Unit
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Urology Service
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine