Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Men with prostate cancer who use an active surveillance program as part of their treatment often have to have yearly biopsies to see if the disease is growing. New imaging tools allow doctors to view the cancer without having to remove any tissue. Dr. Mark Scholz believes that men on active surveillance for prostate cancer can avoid having yearly biopsies if their doctors use imaging studies instead. As Dr. Scholz says in this interview, these studies may prove to be be more effective than potentially dangerous biopsies. A board-certified medical oncologist, Mark C. Scholz, MD, serves as medical director of Prostate Oncology Specialists Inc. in Marina del Rey, CA, a medical practice exclusively focused on prostate cancer. He is also the executive director of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, Dr. Scholz completed his Internal Medicine internship and Medical Oncology fellowship at University of Southern California Medical Center. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING PROSTATE CANCER NEWS VISIT FOR TONS OF INFORMATIVE VIDEOS SUGGEST THE NEXT TOPIC FOR OUR PROSTATE CANCER EXPERTS! CONNECT WITH US! Google+: Facebook: Twitter: