Identifying Candidates for Active Surveillance: An Evaluation of the Repeat Biopsy Strategy for Men with Favorable Risk Prostate Cancer
The Journal of Urology, 08/10/2012
Barzell WE et al. – When applied to a population of men initially deemed to have favorable risk prostate cancer, transrectal ultrasound biopsy will miss a large proportion of clinically important cancers compared to template guided prostate mapping. The usefulness of repeat transrectal ultrasound biopsy in ruling out clinically important prostate cancer needs to be reconsidered.