Researchers Explore Under-Grading Risk in Prostate Cancer Biopsy

Researchers Explore Under-Grading Risk in Prostate Cancer Biopsy
prostateResearchers from the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria studied the possibility of under-grading in prostate cancer biopsies. The study is entitled “High Risk of Under-Grading and -Staging in Prostate Cancer Patients Eligible for Active Surveillance” and was published in the journal PLOS ONE. Prostate cancer is a curable cancer that can range from slow-growing tumors (more common) to rapidly progressing aggressive tumors. The diagnosis of prostate cancer can be made through the analysis of blood for prostate-specific antigens (PSA) and is especially important to detect individuals with an aggressive cancer form at an early stage. Patients with low risk prostate cancer are usually offered active surveillance (AS), where the cancer is monitored closely for any alterations. AS goal is to reduce overtreatment of patients with low risk prostate cancers and therefore, no treatment is provided (radiation, medication or surgery) during this phase. Several studies have been conducted to determine the impact of several biomarkers in disease progression in patients under AS, as many eligible patients have been upgraded due to fin
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