[Radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer: An update].

Recently, the D'Amico classification system is widely used for the risk stratification of prostate cancer (PCa) , although no consensus has been reached for the definition of high-risk PCa. This system defines high-risk PCa as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level > 20 ng/ml, a Gleason score of 8-10, or a clinical stage ≥ T2c.

Because high-risk PCa is prone to recurrence and metastasis after treatment, a proper initial therapy plays a crucial role. Currently, radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy are considered to be two most important options for the initial treatment of high-risk PCa although it remains controversial which is better.

Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology. 2015 Jul [Epub]

Jun-hao Lei, Yong-ji Chen, Liang-ren Liu, Qiang Wei

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