Prostate cancers diagnosed at repeat biopsy are smaller and less likely to be high grade.

@article{Tan2008ProstateCD,
  title={Prostate cancers diagnosed at repeat biopsy are smaller and less likely to be high grade.},
  author={Nelly Tan and Brian R Lane and Jianbo Li and Ayman Salah Moussa and Meghan Soriano and J. Stephen Jones},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 4},
  pages={
          1325-9; discussion 1329
        }
}
PURPOSE We investigated whether prostate cancer diagnosed on initial prostate biopsy had worse pathological outcomes compared to that diagnosed on repeat prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 905 newly diagnosed prostate cancer cases from 2000 to 2007. Patients were stratified by the number of previous biopsies, including the initial biopsy in 690, and 1 and 2 or greater negative previous biopsies in 142 and 73, respectively. We analyzed Gleason sum, number of cores taken… CONTINUE READING
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