Current perspectives on Gleason grading of prostate cancer - Abstract

Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, RC-1 North, 12800 East 19th Avenue, Campus Mail Stop 8104, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA.


The 5-tier Gleason grading system for prostate cancer, introduced in 1966, has been proven to be one of the main independent predictors of prostate cancer outcome. This review addresses interobserver concordance in Gleason grading; the persistence of grading discrepancies with frequent upgrading from the biopsy to the prostatectomy specimen; the 2005 International Society of Urologic Pathologists' modifications to Gleason grading; the impact of this modified grading on grade migration and outcome prediction; and molecular correlates of cancer morphology. Data from the most recent years are emphasized.

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Iczkowski KA, Lucia MS.   Are you the author?

Reference: Curr Urol Rep. 2011 Mar 22. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s11934-011-0181-5

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21424766 Prostate Cancer Section