What is the role of histologic and molecular marker analysis in the workup of metastatic and advanced prostate cancer?

Updated: Dec 29, 2020
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Certain molecular markers, such as E-cadherin, p53 and p21, DNA ploidy analysis, human kallikrein 2, and microvessel density (histologic marker of tumor angiogenesis) are also being evaluated to help characterize disease progression.


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