Positive surgical margins at radical prostatectomy predict prostate cancer specific mortality.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Journal of urology, Volume 183, Issue 6, p.2213-8 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, PROSTATECTOMY, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors

Abstract:

Positive surgical margins in men undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer are associated with an increased risk of biochemical recurrence. Few data are available on the role of positive surgical margins in prostate cancer specific mortality. Using a large, population based national cancer registry we evaluated the risk of prostate cancer specific mortality associated with margin status.