External validation of the CAPRA scoring system

The Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment or CAPRA scoring system was developed by a group at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) as a tool that uses clinical variables to generate a prostate cancer risk-stratification score ranging from 0 to 10. … READ MORE …

Can CAPRA scores predict risk of metastasis and death at diagnosis?

At the annual meeting of the American Urological Association this year, Cooperberg and colleagues introduced the idea that the Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment (CAPRA) score might be capable of predicting risk for prostate cancer metastasis and death based on pretreatment, clinical information. We reported on their presentation at the time, noting some concerns about the potential accuracy of the model. … READ MORE …