Minimal tumor volume may provide additional prognostic information in good performance patients after radical prostatectomy.

@article{Guzzo2007MinimalTV,
  title={Minimal tumor volume may provide additional prognostic information in good performance patients after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Thomas J. Guzzo and Manish A. Vira and William E Neway and Wei-ting Hwang and John E. Tomaszewski and Keith N Vanarsdalen and Alan J. Wein and Stanley Bruce Malkowicz},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1147-51}
}
OBJECTIVES The significance of tumor volume (TV) as a predictor of biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy (RP) remains debatable. TV determinants can also entail significant time and cost. Estimating TVs using an asymmetric categorical classification system provides an economical alternative to determining this parameter. We evaluated the prognostic value of an estimated TV in patients undergoing RP in predicting for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) failure. METHODS We retrospectively… CONTINUE READING