Initial prostate biopsies may be more accurate at academic centers

January 15, 2015 5:07 PM

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The study focused on men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer based on the results of initial biopsies. These men are typically monitored by doctors but don’t get treatment right away because their tumors are usually small and slow-growing.

If the tumors do turn more risky, they’re reclassified, and researchers found that tumors biopsied at non-academic facilities, such as community hospitals, were much more likely to be reclassified than those taken at a major medical center.

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