Prostate cancer specific mortality and Gleason 7 disease differences in prostate cancer outcomes between cases with Gleason 4 + 3 and Gleason 3 + 4 tumors in a population based cohort.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Journal of urology, Volume 182, Issue 6, p.2702-7 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, Cohort Studies, Epidemiology Core Facility, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Shared Resources

Abstract:

Reports of biochemical recurrence after prostate cancer primary therapy show differences between Gleason 4 + 3 and 3 + 4 tumors. To our knowledge these findings have not been explored for prostate cancer specific mortality. In this population based cohort we determined prostate cancer outcomes at different Gleason scores, particularly the different Gleason 7 patterns.