Distinguishing clinically important from unimportant prostate cancers before treatment: value of systematic biopsies.

@article{Goto1996DistinguishingCI,
  title={Distinguishing clinically important from unimportant prostate cancers before treatment: value of systematic biopsies.},
  author={Yoshiaki Goto and Makoto Ohori and Atsushi Arakawa and Michael W. Kattan and Thomas M. Wheeler and Peter T. Scardino},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={1059-63}
}
PURPOSE We assessed the ability of diagnostic tests to distinguish clinically unimportant cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS We correlated T stage (based on digital examination and ultrasound), prostate specific antigen (PSA), PSA density and pathological features of cancer in systematic biopsy specimens with features of cancer in 170 radical prostatectomy specimens. Clinically unimportant cancers were defined as small (0.5 cm.3 or less), well or moderately differentiated and confined to the… CONTINUE READING

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