Presence of high grade tertiary Gleason pattern upgrades the Gleason sum score and is inversely associated with biochemical recurrence-free survival


Turker P., Bas E., BOZKURT S., Gunlusoy B., Sezgin A., Postaci H., ...More

UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY-SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS, vol.31, no.1, pp.93-98, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2010.10.009
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY-SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-98

Abstract

Objectives: Tumor heterogeneity is a common finding and led to realization of a tertiary Gleason component (TGC) in prostate cancer. In an attempt to further investigate its prognostic value, we analyzed the association of tertiary Gleason pattern in Gleason score <= 7 tumors with pathologic stage and biochemical disease-free survival.