Do prostatic biopsies 12 months or more after external irradiation for adenocarcinoma, Stage III, predict long-term survival?

@article{Cox1983DoPB,
  title={Do prostatic biopsies 12 months or more after external irradiation for adenocarcinoma, Stage III, predict long-term survival?},
  author={James D. Cox and Robert Kline},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={299-303}
}
Serial biopsies of the prostate after high dose external irradiation for adenocarcinoma show a gradual disappearance of the neoplastic cells. With such treatment, results of the biopsies do not have any short term prognostic significance. However, positive biopsies 12 months or more after treatment are reputed to be an unfavorable sign for long-term survival. From August, 1970 through February, 1974, 46 consecutive patients with locally advanced (Stage III, C, or T3 and T4) adenocarcinoma of… CONTINUE READING