Newswire (Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Received: Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:02:17 PM CDT)

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New Findings from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported (Diagnosis of typical and atypical transition zone prostate cancer and its mimics at multiparametric prostate MRI)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- A new study on Oncology - Prostate Cancer is now available. According to news reporting out of Richmond, Virginia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Many of the current clinical screening methods for prostate cancer (PCa) such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing or transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy lack sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of PCa of the transition zone (TZ). Recent technical advances in multiparametric-MRI have markedly improved detection of PCa of the TZ."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Virginia Commonwealth University, "However, there are many diagnostic challenges that we still encounter in our daily practice that compromise the accuracy of the diagnosis. By performing both MRI-guided and ultrasound/MRI fusion-guided biopsies, we have gained extensive experience in the diagnosis of PCa of the TZ. Biopsy-proven examples including but not limited to typical and atypical PCa of the TZ as well as a wide variety of its mimics will be presented."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Recognition of the MR features of typical and atypical PCa of the TZ and its mimics on multiparametric-MRI along with findings that help to differentiate these mimics from PCa is important in establishing an accurate diagnosis and in guiding clinical management."

For more information on this research see: Diagnosis of typical and atypical transition zone prostate cancer and its mimics at multiparametric prostate MRI. The British Journal of Radiology, 2017;():20160693 (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Yu, Dept. of Radiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Main Hospital, Richmond, VA, United States. Additional authors for this research include A.S. Fulcher, S.G. Winks, M.A. Turner, R.D. Clayton, M. Brooks and S. Li.

Keywords for this news article include: Richmond, Virginia, Oncology, United States, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, North and Central America.

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