Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:583–588 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1583-2 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E The effect of Rapid Access Prostate Clinics on the outcomes of Gleason 7 prostate cancer: does earlier diagnosis lead to better outcomes? 1 1 1 1 1 • • • • • M. P. Broe J. C. Forde M. S. Inder D. J. Galvin D. W. Mulvin D. M. Quinlan Received: 18 August 2016 / Accepted: 17 February 2017 / Published online: 9 March 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Conclusion Despite the beneﬁts in diagnosis of prostate Introduction Rapid Access Prostate Clinics (RAPC) were cancer brought about by RAPC in Ireland, this has not introduced in Ireland by the National Cancer Control translated to a lower grade for surgically treated patients. Programme bringing about expedited referral pathways and There has been no improvement in outcomes especially for increased detection rates of prostate cancer. Lower Gleason higher grade G4 ? 3 disease. (G) grade at diagnosis due to RAPC has been previously reported but grade at prostatectomy has not been assessed. Keywords Prostate cancer Gleason 7 Gleason 4?3 The aim of this study was to assess the
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