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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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RUBIO-BRIONES, J. et al. Metastatic progression, cancer-specific mortality and need for secondary treatments in patients with clinically high-risk prostate cancer treated initially with radical prostatectomy. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.7, pp.610-617. ISSN 0210-4806.

Purpose: To determine our results in high risk (HR) prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) and to establish preoperative prognosis factors. Material and methods: Retrospective study of 925 RP. Mean follow-up for the HR group was 89.8+/-53.6 months. Following NCCN criteria, we operated 210 (22.7%) HR and 715 (77.3%) low/intermediate risk patients. End point was metastatic progression. Kaplan-Meier method for survival comparison among groups and Cox regression model for multivariate analysis of preoperative prognostic factors were used. Results: Revised period; 1986-2007. Fifty-four patients (25.7%) were free of disease and 8 patients (3.8%) died for other causes free of disease. Disease progressed in 148 patients (70.5%); death due to tumour progression occurred in 42 cases (20%) and due to other causes in 25 patients (11.9%). Seventy-nine patients in HR group (38%) vs 549 low/intermediate risk group (78.5%) did not deserve further treatments (p<0.001). The uni and multivariate analysis for metastatic progression showed both Gleason score at biopsy (RR=1.922; 95% CI 1.106-3.341, p=0.020) and clinical stage (RR=2.290; 95% CI 1.269-4.133, p=0.006) showed independent prognostic value for metastatic progression, but not PSA. Conclusions: A HR patient can be cured in a third of the cases and will need multimodal treatments in more than half of the times. We prompt surgery in a young healthy patient with a resectable tumour, mainly if just one bad prognostic factor is present and defiantly if this is just PSA elevation.

Keywords : Death; Gleason score; Metastases; Prediction; Prostate cancer; PSA; Radical prostatectomy; Risk groups; Treatment failure.

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