Presence of positive surgical margin in patients with organ-confined prostate cancer equals to extracapsular extension negative surgical margin. A plea for TNM staging system reclassification
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/25/2012
Abdollah F et al. – The presence of positive SM at radical prostatectomy specimen substantially increases the biochemical–recurrence (BCR) risk. Patients with pT2R1 have similar BCR risk to patients with pT3aR0. Considering these patients as 1 category substantially improves the discrimination accuracy of the current TNM staging system.