Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate: of risk, outcomes, and Gleason scores

In a recent article in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Khani and Epstein have argued that patients initially diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) should have this reported as a separate class of prostate cancer, with no reference to the patients’ Gleason scores. … READ MORE …

Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDCP)

Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate is occasionally (but rarely) diagnosed on prostate biopsy and is more commonly evident in radical prostatectomy specimens. Basically, this is a type of prostate cancer in which malignant epithelial cells fill large acini and prostatic ducts, and has other specific pathological features. … READ MORE …

The Tuesday news reports: March 31, 2009

In today’s news there are reports on:

  • Initial diagnosis of intraductal carcinoma of the prostate
  • An aborted trial of HIFU using the Ablatherm device
  • Late rectal complications after prostate brachytherapy … READ MORE …