The prognostic value of transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy in patients over 70 years old with a prostate specific Antigen (PSA) level ≤15 ng/ml and normal digital rectal examination: A 10-year prospective follow-up study of 427 consecutive patients
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/21/2012
Mohamed ZK et al. – A policy of deferring prostate biopsy in patients with a PSA ≤15 ng/ml and normal digital rectal examination would significantly decrease the need of unnecessary prostate biopsies. Within this group, patients did not have any survival advantage compared with those without cancer. The authors conclude that up to 20% of the prostate biopsies performed in this age group could have been avoided.