High Risk of Under-Grading and -Staging in Prostate Cancer Patients Eligible for Active Surveillance

@inproceedings{Heidegger2015HighRO,
  title={High Risk of Under-Grading and -Staging in Prostate Cancer Patients Eligible for Active Surveillance},
  author={Isabel Heidegger and Viktor Skradski and Eberhard Steiner and Helmut Klocker and Renate Pichler and A. Pircher and Wolfgang Horninger and Jasmin Bektic},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Active surveillance (AS) is increasingly offered to patients with low risk prostate cancer. The present study was conducted to evaluate the risk of tumor under-grading and -staging for AS eligibility. Moreover, we analyzed possible biomarkers for predicting more unfavorable final tumor histology. METHODS 197 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RPE) but would have met the EAU (European Association of Urology) criteria for AS (PSA<10 ng/ml, biopsy GS ≤ 6, ≤ 2 cancer… CONTINUE READING

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