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Comparison of 20-core Versus 12-core Prostate Biopsy Diagnostic Performance in the Detection of Prostate Cancer

2014-08-27 03:18:46 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The optimal number of prostate cores extracted during a prostate biopsy performed because of a suspected prostate cancer is still debated. The present consensus is to sample 12 cores. However, recent data published in the literature brought arguments in favour of a higher number, probably 20. This would have the advantages of decreasing the false negatives and the re-biopsy rate.

Study Design

N/A

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Intervention

prostate biopsy

Location

service d'Urologie - CHU de Poitiers - 2 rue de la Milétrie
Poitiers
France
86021

Status

Recruiting

Source

Poitiers University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:46-0400

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A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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