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Prediction of future risk of any and higher-grade prostate cancer based on the PLCO and SELECT trials.
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35351104 (View this publication on the PubMed website)
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BMC Urol. 2022 Mar 26; Volume 22 (Issue 1): Pages 45
Gelfond JA, Hernandez B, Goros M, Ibrahim JG, Chen MH, Sun W, Leach RJ, Kattan MW, Thompson IM, Ankerst DP, Liss M
  • Department of Population Health Sciences, Mail Code 7933, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
  • Department of Population Health Sciences, Mail Code 7933, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
  • Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
  • Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, New Haven, NC, USA.
  • Biostatistics Program, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Department of Urology and Mays Cancer Center, University of Texas Health at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

BACKGROUND: A model was built that characterized effects of individual factors on five-year prostate cancer (PCa) risk in the Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO) and the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). This model was validated in a third San Antonio Biomarkers of Risk (SABOR) screening cohort.

METHODS: A prediction model for 1- to 5-year risk of developing PCa and Gleason > 7 PCa (HG PCa) was built on PLCO and SELECT using the Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for patient baseline characteristics. Random forests and neural networks were compared to Cox proportional hazard survival models, using the trial datasets for model building and the SABOR cohort for model evaluation. The most accurate prediction model is included in an online calculator.

RESULTS: The respective rates of PCa were 8.9%, 7.2%, and 11.1% in PLCO (n = 31,495), SELECT (n = 35,507), and SABOR (n = 1790) over median follow-up of 11.7, 8.1 and 9.0 years. The Cox model showed higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA), BMI and age, and African American race to be associated with PCa and HGPCa. Five-year risk predictions from the combined SELECT and PLCO model effectively discriminated risk in the SABOR cohort with C-index 0.76 (95% CI [0.72, 0.79]) for PCa, and 0.74 (95% CI [0.65,0.83]) for HGPCa.

CONCLUSIONS: A 1- to 5-year PCa risk prediction model developed from PLCO and SELECT was validated with SABOR and implemented online. This model can individualize and inform shared screening decisions.

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