Optimization of initial prostate biopsy in clinical practice: sampling, labeling and specimen processing.

@article{Bjurlin2013OptimizationOI,
  title={Optimization of initial prostate biopsy in clinical practice: sampling, labeling and specimen processing.},
  author={Marc A Bjurlin and Herbert Ballentine Carter and Paul Schellhammer and Michael S. Cookson and Leonard G. Gomella and Dean Troyer and Thomas M. Wheeler and Steven M. Schlossberg and David F Penson and Samir S. Taneja},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={2039-46}
}
PURPOSE An optimal prostate biopsy in clinical practice is based on a balance among adequate detection of clinically significant prostate cancers (sensitivity), assuredness regarding the accuracy of negative sampling (negative predictive value), limited detection of clinically insignificant cancers and good concordance with whole gland surgical pathology results to allow accurate risk stratification and disease localization for treatment selection. Inherent within this optimization is variation… CONTINUE READING
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