The Missing Link in the Diagnostic Pathway of Prostate Cancer.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the Western world. It is among the leading causes of cancer related death. While its incidence and survival increased significantly during the last few decades in Denmark, the mortality rate did not change for patients younger than 80 year old. Development of new techniques, such as multiparametric MRI, helps to increase the accuracy of diagnosis. However, a missing link in the diagnostic pathway may result in mistreatment if an acinar adenocarcinoma of prostate is transformed into a neuroendocrine phenotype such as small cell carcinoma.

Pathology oncology research : POR. 2017 Jan 04 [Epub ahead of print]

Arne Vidar Tind Wøyen, Gergely Laczkó, Søren Høyer, Laszlo Hegyi

Patologisk Institut, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Pakhusvej 1, 8800, Viborg, Denmark., Urologisk Afdeling, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Viborg, Denmark., Patologisk Institut, Aarhus Universitetshospital, Aarhus, Denmark., Patologisk Institut, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Pakhusvej 1, 8800, Viborg, Denmark. .