Contemporary Update of Prostate Cancer Staging Nomograms or the New Millennium

Alan W. Partin, Leslie A. Mangold, Dana M. Lamm, Patrick C. Walsh,
Jonathan I. Epstein, and Jay D. Pearson
2001, Urol Jnl

Introduction The “Partin tables” were originally developed by urologists Alan W. Partin, M.D., Ph.D., and Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. based on accumulated data from hundreds of patients who had been treated for prostate cancer. Ingeniously correlating the three things that were known about a man’s disease — PSA level, Gleason score, and estimated clinical stage — the tables were designed to help men and their doctors predict the definitive pathological stage (determined after surgery, when a pathologist examines the removed prostate for the presence of cancer) and best course of treatment. Now the tables have been updated to reflect the trends in presentation and pathologic stage for men newly diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer at James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. Clinicians can use these nomograms to counsel individual patients and help them make important decisions regarding their disease. Read full article