A Novel Approach for Performing Bone Marrow Aspiration at the Time of Radical Prostatectomy.

The bone marrow microenvironment represents a "metastatic niche" in which prostate cancer cells may persist and evade cytotoxic therapy. In order to study the biology of prostate cancer dissemination, we have established a safe and efficient method for performing pubic bone marrow aspiration at the time of radical prostatectomy. We herein describe our experience with this technique.

Urology case reports. 2016 Mar 28*** epublish ***

Jeffrey J Tosoian, Diane K Reyes, Michael A Gorin, Steven Hortopan, Alan W Partin, Kenneth J Pienta, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer

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