Predictive models for worsening prognosis in potential candidates for active surveillance of presumed low-risk prostate cancer.
PURPOSE: Low-risk prostate cancer patients clinically eligible for active surveillance can also be managed surgically. We evaluated the pathologic outcomes for this cohort that was treated by radical prostatectomy and devised nomograms to predict patients at risk of upgrading and/or upstaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven hundred and fifty patients treated by radical prostatectomy from Jan 2005 to the present fulfilled conventional active surveillance criteria and formed the study cohort. Pr...Expand abstract
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