Extended peripheral zone biopsy schemes increase cancer detection rates and minimize variance in prostate specific antigen and age related cancer rates: results of a community multi-practice study.

@article{Presti2003ExtendedPZ,
  title={Extended peripheral zone biopsy schemes increase cancer detection rates and minimize variance in prostate specific antigen and age related cancer rates: results of a community multi-practice study.},
  author={Joseph Charles Presti and Gerard J O'dowd and Michael C. Miller and Rubina Mattu and Robert Veltri},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={125-9}
}
PURPOSE We assessed the impact of age and prostate specific antigen (PSA) on extended systematic biopsy schemes for detecting prostate carcinoma and better characterized these tumors as a function of patient age and PSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 2,299 consecutive patients who underwent initial systematic biopsy performed by 167 community based urologists. A total of 12 systematic biopsies of the peripheral zone were obtained in all patients. Various… CONTINUE READING

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