microfocal cancer

microfocal cancer

A focus of prostate cancer measuring ≤ 1 mm, which is either:
• Clinically microfocal—if it measures < 1 mm on a needle biopsy; or
• Pathologically microfocal—if it measures < 1 mm on a radical prostatectomy.

microfocal cancer

Urology A focus of prostate CA measuring ≤ 1 mm, which is clinically microfocal, if < 1 mm on a needle biopsy, or pathologically microfocal if < 1 mm on a radical prostatectomy
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This consideration may explain the low detection rate of the fusion gene in instances when biopsies show only a microfocal cancer [see Table 3 in (13)].
A microfocal cancer (MFC) was defined by a single core involved with [less than or equal to] 3 mm of Gleason score 3 + 3 cancer.
5] Nonstandard abbreviations: PCa, prostate cancer; PSA, prostate-specific antigen; qRT-PCR, quantitative reverse-transcription PCR; DRE, digital rectal examination; BRM, biopsy needle rinse material; TRUS, transrectal ultrasonography; MFC, microfocal cancer.