Prostate Cancer – Dialogues with ChatGPT



  • Petre Cristian Ilie The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Trust, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK
  • Anne Carrie Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • Lee Smith Centre for Health, Performance and Wellbeing, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK


Prostate cancer, AI, Artificial intelligence, ChatGPT


In this editorial we investigate the value of AI in delivering medical information for the general public. To the best knowledge of the authors this is the first medical scientific paper written based on text generated by AI. "ChatGPT" is a transformer-based language model that has been trained to respond to questions and generate text in a conversational manner. This model was trained using a large variety of publicly available text, so that it can respond to a wide range of questions and generate coherent text. In simple terms, ChatGPT is a program that can "talk" to people through chat and can respond to questions and generate text. We have used chatGPT in “an interview” between the authors and the AI tool. The topic is a mini review about the treatment options in localised prostate cancer. Results have been reviewed by the authors for the accuracy of the medical information. All information provided was indeed accurate and we have no concerns in relation to the output generated. An interesting observation is that the information produced mainly utilised US sources and thus may be biased towards information produced in the US.


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How to Cite

Ilie, P. C., Carrie, A., & Smith, L. (2022). Prostate Cancer – Dialogues with ChatGPT : Editorial. Atena Journal of Urology , 2, 1. Retrieved from