Published in Cancer Weekly, July 4th, 2006
According to a study from Germany, "Previous reports indicate that as many as 43% of men with low grade PCa at biopsy will be diagnosed with high-grade PCa at RP. We explored the rate of upgrading from biopsy to RP specimen in our contemporary cohort, and developed a model capable of predicting the probability of biopsy Gleason sum upgrading. The study cohort consisted of 2982 men treated with RP, with available clinical stage, serum prostate specific antigen and biopsy Gleason scores."
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