What risk of prostate cancer led urologist to recommend prostate biopsies?

The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of prostate cancer that led urologists to perform prostate biopsies.

Eight hundred and eight patients had prostate biopsies in 5 tertiary centres in 2010.

Following data were collected: age, PSA, DRE, prostate volume, negative prior prostate biopsy and estimated life expectancy (> or

In final analysis, 625 patients were included, 568 (90. 9%) had a life expectancy greater than 10 years. Prostate cancer was found in 291 (46. 6%) cases. These patients were older (66. 7±6. 8 vs 64. 3±5. 6 years, P

This study showed that urologists performed prostate biopsies when the risk of cancer was high.

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Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2015 Sep 29 [Epub ahead of print]

M Roumiguié, J-B Beauval, B Bordier, T Filleron, F Rozet, A Ruffion, N Mottet, O Cussenot, B Malavaud

Département d'urologie, CHU Rangueil, 1, avenue Jean-Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse cedex France. Département d'urologie, CHU Rangueil, 1, avenue Jean-Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse cedex France. , Clinique Pasteur, service d'urologie, 5, avenue de Lombez, 31300 Toulouse, France. , Département de biostatistiques, IUCT oncopôle, Toulouse, France. , Institut Montsouris, département d'urologie, 42, boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris cedex, France. , Département d'urologie, centre hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre-Bénite, France. , Département d'urologie, hôpital Nord, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 2, France. , Département d'urologie, hôpital Tenon, CHU, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75970 Paris cedex 20, France. , Département d'urologie, CHU Rangueil, 1, avenue Jean-Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse cedex France; Département de biostatistiques, IUCT oncopôle, Toulouse, France.

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