To identify criteria beyond Tumour-Node-Metastasis (TMN)-, prostate-specific antigen (PSA)- and Gleason score-based standard classifications to enhance the stratification of non-metastatic high-risk prostate cancer. A detailed search of the literature was performed using PubMed. The authors reviewed the literature and used a modified Delphi approach to identify relevant approaches to enhance standard classifications. Specific criteria for high-risk prostate cancer vary across guidelines and clinical trials, reflecting the differing perspectives concerning the definition of 'risk' between different specialities within the urology/radiation oncology community. In addition to the present classifications, evidence exists that the measure of cancer volume can provide additional prognostic value. More accurate imaging, especially multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging can also provide information concerning staging and cancer volume, and thus may assist in the identification of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. A refined definition of non-metastatic high-risk prostate cancer is proposed. Within this high-risk cohort, patients with multiple high-risk criteria are especially at risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.
Can we improve the definition of high-risk, hormone naïve, non-metastatic prostate cancer? / B. Tombal, A. Alcaraz, N. James, R. Valdagni, J. Irani. - In: BJU INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 1464-4096. - 113:2(2014 Feb), pp. 189-199.
|Titolo:||Can we improve the definition of high-risk, hormone naïve, non-metastatic prostate cancer?|
VALDAGNI, RICCARDO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||high-risk prostate cancer; prostate cancer; risk stratification; Urology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bju.12469|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|