An updated prostate cancer staging nomogram (Partin tables)

based on cases from 2006 to 2011

John B. Eifler , Zhaoyang Feng , Brian M. Lin , Michael T. Partin , Elizabeth B. Humphreys , Misop Han , Jonathan I. Epstein , Patrick C. Walsh , Bruce J. Trock and Alan W. Partin, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and the Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA



The ‘Partin tables’ use commonly available preoperative data – serum PSA level, clinical stage and biopsy Gleason score – to predict pathological stage at radical prostatectomy (RP). The original Partin tables used preoperative data from men who were treated between 1982 and 1991; so most were diagnosed in the pre-PSA era [ 1 ] . Updates to the Partin tables reflected the changing nature of prostate cancer. Accepted for publication 23 March 2012


What’ s known on the subject? and What does the study add? Pathological stage after radical prostatectomy can be accurately predicted by serum prostate-specific antigen level, clinical stage and biopsy Gleason sum, the ‘Partin tables’ . Since the previous publication of the Partin tables, an updated Gleason scoring system has been established and incremental changes have occurred in the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. The current analysis updates the Partin nomogram in a contemporary cohort of patients. Read full article