Laboratory role in prostate cancer diagnosis and management: a case report

  • Andrea Mariano
  • Angelo Salzo
  • Giovanni Francario
  • Franca Di Fonte
  • Antonietta Perrella
  • Marilù Magri
Caso clinico


This case report describes the clinical course of a prostate cancer case, from the first diagnosis until the exitus in four years and it wants to highlight the relevance of the Laboratory in managing this disease. This case report suggests that data provided by the laboratory can help the clinicians during the diagnostic and therapeutic course, allowing a robust disease monitoring and follow-up, compared to radiological or nuclear medicine diagnostic reports.


Prostate Prostate cancer Prostate specific antigen (PSA) Treatment Monitoring Follow-up 

Ruolo del laboratorio nella diagnosi e gestione del cancro alla prostata: un caso clinico



To my grandfather Andrea, for his support and trust during my way in the medical profession.

To Diana Isabel Fanelli, for helping in the linguistic review.

Conflict of interest


Studies carried out on human being and animals

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient’s family (legal guardian) for publication of this case report and accompanying data.

Authors’ contribution

Andrea Mariano as corresponding author contributed to literature search, to get and prepare figures, data collection and interpretation, and writing the report; all other authors contributed equally to the drafting of the article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Medicina e Scienze della Salute “V. Tiberio”Università degli Studi del MoliseCampobassoItalia
  2. 2.UOC di UrologiaPresidio Ospedaliero “A. Cardarelli”CampobassoItalia
  3. 3.UOC di Medicina di LaboratorioPresidio Ospedaliero “A. Cardarelli”CampobassoItalia

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