A DNA cytometric proliferation index improves the value of the DNA ploidy pattern as a prognosticating tool in patients with carcinoma of the prostate.

@article{Ahlgren1997ADC,
  title={A DNA cytometric proliferation index improves the value of the DNA ploidy pattern as a prognosticating tool in patients with carcinoma of the prostate.},
  author={G{\"o}ran M Ahlgren and Kaj Lindholm and Ursula Gerda Inge Falkmer and Per Anders Abrahamsson},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={379-84}
}
OBJECTIVES A still controversial issue is whether the results of a cytometric assessment of the DNA distribution pattern of the nuclei of the neoplastic parenchymal cells of a prostatic adenocarcinoma has additional prognostic value to that of the stage and grade of the disease. To increase the accuracy of the DNA ploidy assessments. Image cytometry (ICM) has been used and combined with the determination of an ICM proliferation index (PI) to increase its value as an additional prognosticating… CONTINUE READING