Untreated Gleason Grade Progression on Serial Biopsies during Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance: Clinical Course and Pathological Outcomes.

@article{Hussein2015UntreatedGG,
  title={Untreated Gleason Grade Progression on Serial Biopsies during Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance: Clinical Course and Pathological Outcomes.},
  author={Ahmed Aly Hussein and Christopher J Welty and Niloufar Ameli and Janet E Cowan and Michael S. Leapman and Sima P Porten and Katsuto Shinohara and Peter R. Carroll},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={194 1},
  pages={85-90}
}
PURPOSE We describe the outcomes of patients with low risk localized prostate cancer who were upgraded on a surveillance biopsy while on active surveillance and evaluated whether delayed treatment was associated with adverse outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included men in the study with lower risk disease managed initially with active surveillance and upgraded to Gleason score 3+4 or greater. Patient demographics and disease characteristics were compared. Kaplan-Meier curve was used to… CONTINUE READING
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