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OBJECTIVES Men with elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and negative prostate biopsy findings present a dilemma because of the lack of an accurate diagnostic test. We evaluated the potential utility of the investigational prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) urine assay to predict the repeat biopsy outcome. METHODS Urine was collected after(More)
PURPOSE A urinary assay for PCA3, an mRNA that is highly over expressed in prostate cancer cells, has shown usefulness as a diagnostic test for this common malignancy. We further characterized PCA3 performance in different groups of men and determined whether the PCA3 score could synergize with other clinical information to predict biopsy outcome. (More)
OBJECTIVES For many men with localized prostate cancer, there is no definite answer or unequivocal choice regarding treatment modality. This high-stakes treatment decision is made in the context of great uncertainty. The purpose of this study is to systematically document meaningful and relevant aspects of treatment decision-making reported by men with(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) represents a promising novel marker of prostate cancer detection. OBJECTIVE To test whether urinary PCA3 assay improves prostate cancer (PCa) risk assessment and to construct a decision-making aid in a multi-institutional cohort with pre-prostate biopsy data. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS PCA3 assay(More)
PURPOSE Positive surgical margins in men undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer are associated with an increased risk of biochemical recurrence. Few data are available on the role of positive surgical margins in prostate cancer specific mortality. Using a large, population based national cancer registry we evaluated the risk of prostate cancer(More)
Genes regulated by androgenic hormones are of critical importance for the normal physiological function of the human prostate gland, and they contribute to the development and progression of prostate carcinoma. We used cDNA microarrays containing 1500 prostate-derived cDNAs to profile transcripts regulated by androgens in prostate cancer cells. This study(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the BTA stat Test in the detection of recurrent bladder cancer. METHODS Sensitivity and specificity were determined using frozen voided urine samples from patients with recurrent bladder cancer, volunteers, patients with nonurologic conditions, and patients with a history of bladder cancer but free of disease. Results of cytology(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) assay in combination with established clinical risk factors improves the identification of men at risk of harboring prostate cancer (PCa) at initial biopsy (IBX). OBJECTIVE To develop and validate internally the first IBX-specific PCA3-based nomogram that allows an individual assessment of a man's risk(More)
To better understand the clinical and pathologic features of end-stage, androgen-independent carcinoma of the prostate (CaP), we performed rapid autopsies on 14 men who died of progressive CaP and recorded relevant clinical data. The timing of tumor progression varied widely. The median time to androgen independence was 2 years (range, 4 months to 13.6(More)
To examine the role of intercellular interaction on cell differentiation and gene expression in human prostate, we separated the two major epithelial cell populations and studied them in isolation and in combination with stromal cells. The epithelial cells were separated by flow cytometry using antibodies against differentially expressed cell-surface(More)