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New prostate-cancer staging system may improve pretreatment prognostication


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JAMA Oncology
Reuters Health - 30/10/2020 - A pretreatment, predictive staging system for nonmetastatic prostate cancer, based on data analysis rather than expert consensus, promises to improve on existing risk-stratification systems, according to an international group of researchers. "For over a decade, prostate cancer remains one of the few cancer types that do not routinely utilize the common stage-1-to-4 groupings that almost every cancer type uses to describe its prognosis," Dr. Daniel E. Spratt of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, in Ann Arbor, who worked on the study, told Reuters Health by email. "Prostate cancer," he added, "has both national American Joint Committee on Cancer system (AJCC) and international Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) staging systems, but they fail to meet criteria put forth by staging committees to truly be valid. Furthermore, the prognostic systems we use in our national guidelines, such as National Comprehensive Cancer...


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