New Developments in Biological Markers in Prostate Cancer

  • J. E. Pontes
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 118)


The use of biological markers in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with prostate cancer was pioneered by the work of Gutman et al. in 1936. In the intervening 50 years refinements in techniques and in the understanding of the physiological function of these normally occurring enzymes and proteins have enabled us to understand the potential and the problems associated with the use of these markers in clinical medicine. A review of biological markers in the prostate published previously by me (Pontes 1983) gave an extensive analysis of the value of specific and nonspecific markers in prostate cancer.


Prostate Cancer Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Radical Prostatectomy Biological Marker Positive Pelvic Lymph Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Pontes
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  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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