Red cell distribution width as a predictor of prostate cancer progression.

  title={Red cell distribution width as a predictor of prostate cancer progression.},
  author={Sebahattin Albayrak and Kursad Zengin and Serhat Tanik and Hasan Bak{\'i}rtas and Abdurrahim Muhammet Imamoglu and Mesut Gurdal},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  volume={15 18},
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to investigate the utility of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) as a simple and readily available marker in prostate cancer, as well as to evaluate RDW as a predictor of progression in prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 62 newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients who underwent transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy and 62 healthy controls of mean age 64 (range, 45-75) years at the Urology Clinic of Bozok University… CONTINUE READING


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