Bone scan as a stratification variable in advanced prostate cancer

Gregory Knudson, Gedas Grinis, Vincent Lopez‐Majano, Pratiba Sansi, Paul Targonski, Marvin Rubenstein, Rohallah Sharifi, Patrick Guinan

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The serial technetium 99 (99Tc) bone scans of 76 patients with Stage D‐2 prostate cancers were reviewed. Sites of metastases in skeletal areas in decreasing order were vertebrae, ribs, pelvis, long bones, and skull. Patients with one or two involved skeletal areas had a significantly longer progression‐free interval and survival time than patients with three or more bony areas of uptake. Bone scans might be used as a stratification variable in future prospective clinical trials of Stage D‐2 prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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