A new clinical-anatomic staging system for evaluating prognosis and treatment of prostatic cancer.

@article{Clemens1986ANC,
  title={A new clinical-anatomic staging system for evaluating prognosis and treatment of prostatic cancer.},
  author={John David Clemens and Alvan R. Feinstein and N. B. Holabird and Susan Cartwright},
  journal={Journal of chronic diseases},
  year={1986},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={913-28}
}
Because the existing systems of staging for prostatic cancer depend exclusively on the extent of anatomic spread, the stages do not demarcate distinctive patterns of survival, particularly in patients with extremely good or poor prognoses. In this research, we demonstrate that the evaluation of prognosis and therapy can be improved if anatomic staging is augmented by various features of the patients' clinical severity. In 280 patients with prostatic cancer, we first created rating scales for… CONTINUE READING

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