© Borgis - Postępy Nauk Medycznych 11/2016, s. 858
The current number of “Progress in Medicine” has been introduced by the Department of Urology of the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education. The main goals of papers published in this issue are devoted to prostate cancer (PCa). In Poland, PCa is the second most common malignancy found in males, whereas in Western Europe and North America it remains the most frequent cancer diagnosed in men. Not surprisingly, prostate cancer has the most prominent and prevalent positions within scientific interests of the Department.
The introduction of prostate specific antigen (PSA) at the end of eighties of previous century has revolutionized the diagnosis and the management of PCa. Since then, the rates of males with generalized disease has declined substantially while rates of patients qualified for radical therapy has increased significantly. This phenomenon is partially described in the paper entitled “What is the frequency of incidental prostate cancer diagnosis in the removed prostate adenoma?”.
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