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The value of prognostic factors in prostatic cancer.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International urology and nephrology
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
5
Pages
541–547
Identifiers
PMID: 7860202
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Several prognostic parameters of prostatic carcinoma needed to help guide treatment in individual patients are discussed. Tumour volume, nodal and bone metastases, grading, prostate-specific antigen and DNA ploidy have been correlated with prognosis. Recent studies have analysed tumour volume in detail. However, currently there is no single prognostic factor which can predict tumour aggressiveness on an individual patient basis to rationalize decisions. Multivariate analyses are therefore in progress to determine independent prognostic variables.

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