Pretreatment prostate specific antigen doubling times: use in patients before radical prostatectomy.

@article{Goluboff1997PretreatmentPS,
  title={Pretreatment prostate specific antigen doubling times: use in patients before radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Erik T. Goluboff and Daniel F. Heitjan and G Devries and Aaron E. Katz and Mitchell C. Benson and Carl A. Olsson},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={158 5},
  pages={1876-8; discussion 1878-9}
}
PURPOSE We determined whether pre-radical prostatectomy prostate specific antigen (PSA) doubling time could predict pathological stage at radical prostatectomy or PSA failure postoperatively. We also sought to compare PSA doubling times from men with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy to a group treated with radiation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Detailed followup was available for 150 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy… CONTINUE READING

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