[Biomarkers for prostate cancer in predicting diagnosis, staging and prognosis].

  title={[Biomarkers for prostate cancer in predicting diagnosis, staging and prognosis].},
  author={Makoto Ohori},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  volume={36 1},
  • Makoto Ohori
  • Published 2009 in Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Recently, the incidence of prostate cancer in Japan has been markedly increased because of the aggressive use of serum PSA at urological clinics and/or screening. However, the limitations of serum PSA in diagnosis of prostate cancer are also well known. While the volume adjusted PSA, PSA isoforms and PSA kinetics are useful to improve the specificity of PSA in a diagnosis, their ability are still not enough to replace PSA. More importantly, there are no definitive markers to distinguish… CONTINUE READING

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