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Understanding Your Biopsy Results

Sun 1 Jul 2012

Download – The Biopsy Pathology Report The Pathology Report from a biopsy (often labeled “surgical pathology report”) relays critical information about the biologic expression of the tumor. When tissue is removed from your body, it is sent to a pathologist, who examines it under a microscope and prepares a formal written report. You should requestRead More ›

Active Surveillance For Favorable Risk Prostate Cancer: What Are The Results, and How Safe Is It?

Wed 1 Nov 2006

Dr. Laurence Klotz, Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto and Chief, Division of Urology, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario   Introduction Prostate cancer (PC) screening based on prostate biopsy for men with levels of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) above an empirical level, or abnormal digital rectal examination (DRE), results in diagnosingRead More ›

PCA3: A Genetic Marker of Prostate Cancer

Thu 31 Aug 2006

PCRI Insights August, 2006 vol. 9, no. 3 By Alejandra B.Torres and Leonard S.Marks, MD* Urological Sciences Research Foundation (USRF) *also: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Urology Introduction The advent of molecular diagnostics has brought the promise of a specific test for prostate cancer PC, the urinary PCA3 gene test. WidespreadRead More ›

Does Finasteride Alter the Pathology of the Prostate and Cancer Grading?

Sun 1 Feb 2004

By David G. Bostwick M.D., M.B.A., Bostwick Laboratories, Richmond, Virginia Reprinted from PCRI Insights February 2004 v7.1 Introduction One of the most important and popular forms of treatment for prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), has been in use for more than 50 years. In the past two decades, new forms of androgen deprivation haveRead More ›

Gleason Grade Migration: Changes in Prostate Cancer Grade in the Contemporary Era

Wed 1 Aug 2001

by Daniel J. Luthringer, MD and Mitchell Gross, MD, PhD Departments of Pathology and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles Reprinted from PCRI Insights August, 2001 v 9.3 Introduction Tumor grade refers to the microscopic appearance of cancer tissue obtained after a biopsy or surgery as determined by a pathologist. For prostate cancer patients, tumor grade (alongRead More ›

The Gleason Score: A Significant Biologic Manifestation of Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness On Biopsy

Mon 1 Jan 2001