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Brief Overview of Prostate Cancer Statistics, Grading, Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB,volume 1095)

Abstract

This chapter provides a brief overview of prostate cancer statistics, grading, diagnosis and treatment strategies that are discussed in more detail in the subsequent chapters of this book and the companion book titled “Clinical Molecular and Diagnostic Imaging of Prostate Cancer and Treatment Strategies”. It also points to websites that provide additional useful information for patients affected by prostate cancer and for students and teachers to obtain practical and updated information on research, new diagnostic modalities and new therapies including new updated clinical trials. Three sections are focused on overview of prostate cancer statistics; overview of detection, diagnosis, stages and grading of prostate cancer; and treatment possibilities and options.

Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Grading
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Microtubules
  • Microfilaments
  • Metastasis
  • Chemotherapy

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Schatten, H. (2018). Brief Overview of Prostate Cancer Statistics, Grading, Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies. In: Schatten, H. (eds) Cell & Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 1095. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95693-0_1

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