Post-surgery testing of the prostate tumor is currently the only definitive means for establishing a Gleason grade. In fact, in as many as 40 percent of cases, post-surgery analysis reveals a man's prostate cancer to be more aggressive than indicated by pre-surgery biopsy.
"Interestingly, it was surgery that afforded the data needed for this study," added Dr. Samadi. "Without post-surgery tumor analysis, we don't know the true extent of a man's prostate cancer."
The study appears in the August 15 journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Research, http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/73/16/5163.
Dr. Samadi and his team of prostate cancer experts help men and their families make the most informed treatment decisions at the Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center in New York.
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David B. Samadi, M.D
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Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
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