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Posted in Biopsy, Diagnosis, Doctors' advice, Gleason grade, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate prognosis, PROSTATE RESEARCH, PSA tests, Screening debate, tagged Biopsy, cancer research, comparison of treatments, Gleason grade, individual life expectancy, newly diagnosed prostate cancer, nomogram, nomogram accuracy, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate prognosis, prostate-specific antigen, PSA, PSA test, Screening debate, Sloan Kettering, University of Montreal Health Center, URO TODAY on July 31, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
JULY 31: URO TODAY: What’s the most accurate way your specialist can predict your fate when you first learn you have prostate cancer? Using something called a nomogram, according to latest analysis. READ MORE>
Researchers at the University of Montreal Health Center reviewed tools available to clinicians involved in treatment decisions in newly diagnosed prostate cancer and examined their accuracy to provide individual life expectancy.
“…nomograms provide the most accurate health-adjusted life expectancy prognostication,” they conclude.
What’s a nomogram?
It’s a calculation that gives an estimate – in this case, of life expectancy – after known information is fed into it.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the US has one for prostate cancer on its website. Anyone who knows the results of PSA, biopsy and Gleason grade can use it: CLICK HERE>
Here’s an example: