29 August 2017

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

In late 2016 a new grading system for prostate cancer was endorsed by the International Society of Urological Pathologists (ISUP). This five-tier grading system is a modification of the Gleason system, based on extensive research. The Modified ISUP Gleason system was designed to better indicate the risk of cancer progression and mortality than the current Gleason system. It’s not widely used yet, but new data show that it’s an accurate measure of prostate cancer risk when used for Australian men.

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