Gleason score and metastatic prostate cancer; risk for 4-year mortality

It is difficult to accurately interpret a set of data just published that was designed to assess the relationship between 4-year survival and Gleason score at diagnosis in men initially diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

When is localized prostate cancer clinically insignificant?

Among prostate cancer specialists, there has been a broad acceptance — for some time — of the idea that a localized prostate cancer “index” tumor with a Gleason score of 6 or less and a volume of ≤ 0.5 cm3 could be considered to be clinically insignificant and therefore did not (necessarily) need to be treated. … READ MORE …

Tumor grade, treatment, and relative survival: a cohort analysis

Sweden’s National Prostate Cancer Register now contains detailed information on tens of thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …