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Experts propose new simplified prostate cancer grading system

from Cancer Therapy Advisor

A consensus panel of experts has proposed a new and simpler prostate cancer grading system that could help clinicians give patients a better understanding of their prognosis. The system, initially proposed by Jonathan I. Epstein, M.D., professor of pathology, urology and oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, and supported by the International Society of Urological Pathology, is based largely on the 1967 to 1973 Gleason scoring system but more accurately reflects PCa biology than the Gleason system. It incorporates the latest understanding of the pathologic and clinical aspects of PCa. more


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