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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 ›

PCRI News – The Finasteride Controversy

Mon 16 Feb 2004

The Finasteride Controversy Monday, February 16, 2004 Last summer, a team of 16 researchers reported on the seven-year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial study that followed almost 19,000 men. The article, entitled “The Influence of Finasteride on the Development of Prostate Cancer”, was published in the July 17, 2003 issue of The New England Journal ofRead 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