Author | Timothy G. Wilson, MD

Articles

Pathologic Evaluation of Prostatic Carcinoma: Critical Information for the Oncologist

April 01, 1996

Dr. Epstein provides a comprehensive review of the pathology of prostatic carcinoma and its importance in guiding the clinical management of treatment for our patients with abnormal prostates and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer, its evaluation, screening, and treatment, remain in many aspects the most controversial for the urologic oncologist. Clearly, our decisions on how we treat patients with elevated PSA's, abnormal prostate exams, and a diagnosis of prostate cancer is influenced greatly by the interpretation of the pathologist of biopsies and radical prostatectomy specimens. In short, the oncologist and urologist are unable to make intelligent and accurate recommendations without accurate pathologic review.