The Correlation Between Grading and Clinical Response

  • R. Sylvester
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


The prognostic importance of the histological grading of prostatic cancer has received considerable attention during the past decade. Classification systems such as those developed by Gleason (1), Mostofi (2) and Gaeta et al (3) have shown a direct correlation between a patients histological pattern and his prognosis, especially with respect to duration of survival.


Needle Biopsy Prostatic Cancer Patient Important Prognostic Factor Biopsy Procedure Prognostic Importance 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    D.F. Gleason, Classification of Prostatic Carcinomas, Cancer Chemo. Rep. 50:125 (1966).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    F.K. Mostofi, Prostatic Carcinoma: Significance of Histopatho-logical Findings, in “Cancer of the Genito-Urinary Tract, D.E. Johnson and M.L. Samuels (eds), Raven Press, New York, (1979) p. 189.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J.F. Gaeta, J.E. Asirwatham, G. Miller and G.P. Murphy, Histologic Grading of Primary Prostatic Cancer: A New Approach to an Old Problem, J. Urol. 123:689 (1980).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    T.N.M. Classification of Malignant Tumours, M.H. Harmer (ed), International Union Against Cancer, 3rd Edition, Geneva (1978).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    M. Pavone-Macaluso, F. Lund, J.H. Mulder, P.H. Smith, M. De Pauw, R. Sylvester and the E.O.R.T.C. Urological Group, E.O.R.T.C. Protocols in Prostatic Cancer: An Interim Report, Scand J. Urol. Nephrol. 55:163 (1980).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    WHO Handbook for Reporting Results of Cancer Treatment, WHO Offset Publication No. 48, World Health Organisation, Geneva. (1979).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sylvester
    • 1
  1. 1.EORTC Data CenterBrusselsBelgium

Personalised recommendations