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Neoplasma Vol.62, No.5, p.683-691, 2015

Title: Biomarkers for determination prostate cancer: implication for diagnosis and prognosis

Abstract: Prostate cancer (PCa) belongs to most common cancers and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. A genetic predisposition or acquired genetic and epigenetic changes with effect of other factors, such as advanced age, race and environmental factors contribute to PCa development. PCa is a very heterogeneous disease that is characterized by different clinical behavior, from indolent, slow-growing tumors to aggressive, fast-growing tumors with lethal progression. Early diagnostics and identification of PCa type are crucial prerequisites for efficient treatment of patients. Recently, the diagnostics of early stages of PCa is based mostly on evaluation of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in serum of patients. Men with high levels of PSA undergo biopsy in order to determine histopatological grading of PCa – Gleason scoring which classifies tumors from most to least differentiated as well as staging – determination of the status of their primary tumors, with or without lymph node involvement. The results from this screening diagnosis lead into conventional treatment, including radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy. In case of advanced PCa, conventional treatment continues with androgen deprivation therapy. However, in many cases the cancer recurs. Therefore, the clinicians and researchers are forced to find more precise and sensitive biomarker suitable for PCa diagnostics as well as prognostics and therapy. This paper provides review of current most promising molecular and immunohistochemical biomarkers in PCa diagnosis, prognosis and clinical behavior.

Keywords: prostate cancer, biomarkers, diagnostics, prognostics
Published online: 03-Aug-2015
Year: 2015, Volume: 62, Issue: 5 Page From: 683, Page To: 691

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