Limited predictive accuracy of endorectal coil MRI

Patients believed to be at potential risk for prostate cancer that may extend outside the prostate itself — through extracapsular extension (ECE) or seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) — often undergo imaging studies in planning for their treatment. Endorectal coil magnetic resonance imaging (erMRI) as been a commonly used form of such imaging. … READ MORE …

PCA3 appears to predict risk for extracapsular extension

According to an article by Whitman et al., so far only pre-published on line, the PCA3 urine test is capable of predicting risk for extracapsular extension in men with prostate cancer prior to radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …