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Title: What Are the Predictive Factors for Gleason Score Upgrade following RP?
Epworth Authors: Murphy, Declan
Lawrentschuk, Nathan
Other Authors: Alchin, D.
Keywords: Prostate Cancer
Gleason Score
Radical Prostatectomy
Cancer Staging
Gleason Score Discordance
Cancer Surveillance
PSA density
Australian Prostate Cancer Research Epworth, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Cancer Services Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: Karger
Citation: Urol Int. 2016;96(1):1-4
Abstract: The Gleason score is one of a number of factors used in staging patients diagnosed with prostate cancer and in determining the treatment path such patients will ultimately follow. However, discrepancies in the Gleason scores obtained through biopsy compared with the final pathological staging of specimens following radical prostatectomy are not uncommon. Incorrect Gleason scoring can potentially influence treatment decisions and therefore, it is imperative that research is undertaken to elucidate factors that may be able to predict whether a patient's Gleason score might need to be reconsidered. A literature review was undertaken in late 2014 to highlight some of these factors that require further investigation.
DOI: DOI:10.1159/000439139
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ISSN: 0042-1138
Journal Title: Urologia Internationalis
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: University of Melbourne, Department of Surgical Oncology, Melbourne, Australia
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Vict., Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Literature Review
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
UroRenal, Vascular
Epworth Prostate Centre

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