Needle biopsies on autopsy prostates: Sensitivity of cancer detection based on true prevalence Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The ability to detect prostate cancer was more related to the biopsy site than to the number of biopsy cores taken. The 12-core biopsies, six cores each from the MPZ and LPZ, were most likely to detect the majority of clinically significant cancers but also detected many insignificant cancers. When the six-core biopsies from the CZ were added, no increase in sensitivity was observed.

publication date

  • October 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jnci/djm153

PubMed ID

  • 17895474

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1484

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 99

number

  • 19