Defining prostate cancer risk before prostate biopsy
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 07/17/2012
Pal RP et al. – Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. At present, patients are selected for prostate biopsy on the basis of age, serum prostate specific antigen (PSA), and prostatic digital rectal examination (DRE) findings. However, due to limitations in the use of PSA and DRE, many patients undergo unnecessary prostate biopsy. A further problem arises as many patients are diagnosed and treated for indolent disease.