Title

Prostate-specific Antigen Mass Density--A Measure Predicting Prostate Cancer Volume and Accounting for Overweight and Obesity-related Prostate-specific Antigen Hemodilution.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Publication Title

Urology

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To test prostate-specific antigen mass density (PSAMD) as a predictor of total tumor volume (TTV) at radical prostatectomy (RP).

METHODS: We conducted a detailed pathologic analysis of 469 RP from men with NCCN low-risk prostate cancer who had Gleason score of 3 + 3 = 6 (grade group 1) at RP. We then compared the ability of PSA, PSA density (PSAD), PSA mass (PSAM-absolute amount of PSA in patient's circulation), and PSAM density (PSAM divided by prostate weight without seminal vesicles) to predict TTV at RP. PSAM was calculated by multiplying plasma volume (estimated body surface [weight, kg(0.425) × height, m(0.72) × 0.007184] × 1.67) by PSA. Performance of the above measures in different BMI categories was assessed. Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare the means and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient to assess the correlations.

RESULTS: The 469 men were normal weight (n = 129), overweight (n = 253), and obese (n = 87). Mean age of the patients' was 57.4 years and PSA of 4.53 ng/ml. Increase of prostate weight with body mass index (BMI) was reflected in PSAM (both P <.001) but not in other measures. BMI did not correlate with TTV and PSA. Among PSA, PSAD, PSAM, and PSAMD, PSAMD had the highest correlation with TTV (r = 0.336; P <.001). Prostate weight had stronger (negative) association with PSAMD (r = -0.394; <.001) than TTV.

CONCLUSION: PSAMD is the biochemical measure with the best correlation with TTV at RP. Unlike other measures, it is not affected by BMI-related hemodilution. Thresholds should be established to use this more objective measure clinically in surveillance algorithms and in planning radical prostatectomy.

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Aged; Body Mass Index; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity; Overweight; Plasma Volume; Predictive Value of Tests; Prostate-Specific Antigen; Prostatectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms; Tumor Burden

PubMed ID

26773349

Volume

90

First Page

141

Last Page

147

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