The relationship between tumor volume and the number of positive cores in men undergoing multisite extended biopsy: implication for expectant management.

@article{Ochiai2005TheRB,
  title={The relationship between tumor volume and the number of positive cores in men undergoing multisite extended biopsy: implication for expectant management.},
  author={Atsushi Ochiai and P. Brunny Troncoso and Michael E. Chen and Joseph Lloreta and R. J. Babaian},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={2164-8, discussion 2168}
}
PURPOSE We assessed the relationship between the number of positive cores obtained at extended biopsy and tumor volume in radical prostatectomy specimens as a tool for predicting the biological significance of prostate cancer from biopsy data. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group included 207 men who were treated with radical prostatectomy without neoadjuvant therapy at our cancer center. All patients were diagnosed by systematic extended biopsy (10 or 11 cores) performed between 1997 and… CONTINUE READING

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