Development of a nomogram that predicts the probability of a positive prostate biopsy in men with an abnormal digital rectal examination and a prostate-specific antigen between 0 and 4 ng/ml Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms


  • Although early detection of prostate cancer has traditionally used both PSA measurement and DRE, PSA testing alone could be more easily implemented and may encourage some men to seek consultation who might not otherwise have done so. By providing a nomogram which provides a worse-case scenario (assuming a positive DRE) of the probability of a positive biopsy, the patient and clinician can make an informed decision as to whether additional evaluation is warranted.

publication date

  • October 1999



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0090-4295(99)00213-7

PubMed ID

  • 10510933

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 709

end page

  • 13


  • 54


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