Pierre I Karakiewicz

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nomogram predicting the probability of early recurrence after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    J Urol 181:601-7; discussion 607-8. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Unclassified renal cell carcinoma: an analysis of 85 cases
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 100:802-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint A population based assessment of perioperative mortality after cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:70-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Propensity-score-matched comparison of perioperative outcomes between open and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: a national series
    Nawar Hanna
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:715-21. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Limited prognostic value of tumor necrosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:1378-84. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Nephroureterectomy and segmental ureterectomy in the treatment of invasive upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a population-based study of 2299 patients
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2X 3J4
    Eur J Cancer 45:3291-7. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of three commonly used preoperative tools for prediction of lymph node invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Urology 78:1363-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint External validation of the updated partin tables in a cohort of French and Italian men
    Naeem Bhojani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:347-52. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Tumor grade improves the prognostic ability of American Joint Committee on Cancer stage in patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:501-7. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of the three most commonly used preoperative models for prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 57:562-8. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Nomogram predicting the probability of early recurrence after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    J Urol 181:601-7; discussion 607-8. 2009
    ..Identifying patients at risk for early recurrence may improve prognosis as early institution of adjuvant therapy may reduce the risk of progression...
  2. ncbi request reprint Unclassified renal cell carcinoma: an analysis of 85 cases
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 100:802-8. 2007
    ..To compare cancer-specific mortality in patients with unclassified renal cell carcinoma (URCC) vs clear cell RCC (CRCC) after nephrectomy, as URCC is a rare but very aggressive histological subtype...
  3. doi request reprint A population based assessment of perioperative mortality after cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:70-7. 2009
    ..Contemporary estimates range from 0.7% to 5.6%. We tested several predictors of perioperative mortality and devised a model for individual perioperative mortality prediction...
  4. doi request reprint Propensity-score-matched comparison of perioperative outcomes between open and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: a national series
    Nawar Hanna
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:715-21. 2012
    ..Either an open NU (ONU) or a laparoscopic NU (LNU) may be considered. Despite the presence of several reports comparing perioperative and cancer-control outcomes between the two approaches, no reports relied on a population-based cohort...
  5. doi request reprint Limited prognostic value of tumor necrosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:1378-84. 2010
    ..However, its added prognostic value along with established cancer-specific mortality (CSM) predictors has never been formally tested...
  6. doi request reprint Nephroureterectomy and segmental ureterectomy in the treatment of invasive upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a population-based study of 2299 patients
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2X 3J4
    Eur J Cancer 45:3291-7. 2009
    ..We tested the prognostic impact of pT and pN stages on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in a large population-based cohort of surgically treated patients with UTUC...
  7. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of three commonly used preoperative tools for prediction of lymph node invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Urology 78:1363-7. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint External validation of the updated partin tables in a cohort of French and Italian men
    Naeem Bhojani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:347-52. 2009
    ..To test the discrimination and calibration properties of the newly developed 2007 Partin Tables in two European cohorts with localized prostate cancer...
  9. doi request reprint Tumor grade improves the prognostic ability of American Joint Committee on Cancer stage in patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:501-7. 2011
    ..Penile cancer is rare. Thus, predicting cancer specific mortality may be difficult. We devised an accurate and yet easily applicable predictive rule that compares favorably with 2 previous models (73.8% and 74.7% accuracy, respectively)...
  10. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of the three most commonly used preoperative models for prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 57:562-8. 2010
    ..Several models can predict the rate of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  11. doi request reprint Biopsy core number represents one of foremost predictors of clinically significant gleason sum upgrading in patients with low-risk prostate cancer
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 73:1087-91. 2009
    ..To examine the effect the number of biopsy cores taken has on the rate of clinically significant Gleason sum upgrading (GSU) in patients with low-risk prostate cancer...
  12. doi request reprint A preoperative prognostic model for patients treated with nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 55:287-95. 2009
    ..Currently two pretreatment prognostic models with limited accuracy (65-67%) can be used to predict survival in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  13. doi request reprint Lymph node count threshold for optimal pelvic lymph node staging in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 19:645-51. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Cancer-specific and other-cause mortality after radical prostatectomy versus observation in patients with prostate cancer: competing-risks analysis of a large North American population-based cohort
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:920-30. 2011
    ..Initial treatment options for low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) include radical prostatectomy (RP) or observation...
  15. doi request reprint External validation of the updated Partin tables in a cohort of North American men
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit and Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 180:898-902; discussion 902-3. 2008
    ..The Partin tables were updated in 2007. However, to our knowledge their accuracy and performance characteristics have not been confirmed in an external validation cohort...
  16. doi request reprint Competing-risks mortality after radiotherapy vs. observation for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:95-103. 2012
    ..Our objective was to test the relationship between radiotherapy and survival in men with localized PCa and compare it with those treated with observation...
  17. doi request reprint Trends of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy use in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis: a population-based study
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2997-3004. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the utilization rate of RPLND in patients with NSGCTT...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patients with renal cell carcinoma nodal metastases can be accurately identified: external validation of a new nomogram
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:2556-61. 2007
    ..More thorough staging can hopefully better select those in whom adjuvant treatment is necessary. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  19. doi request reprint Decreasing rate and extent of lymph node staging in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy may undermine the rate of diagnosis of lymph node metastases in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 58:882-92. 2010
    ..At radical prostatectomy (RP), pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) represents the most accurate staging procedure for the presence of lymph node (LN) metastases...
  20. doi request reprint A population-based comparison of cancer-control rates between radical and partial nephrectomy for T1A renal cell carcinoma
    Maxime Crepel
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 76:883-8. 2010
    ..We relied on the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database and assessed cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after either PN or RN for T1aN0M0 RCC, in competing-risks models...
  21. doi request reprint A contemporary update on rates and management of toxicities of targeted therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Ahmed Alasker
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Cancer Treat Rev 39:388-401. 2013
    ..To provide an updated review of adverse events associated with sunitinib, pazopanib, bevacizumab, temsirolimus, axitinib, everolimus and sorafenib and their management...
  22. doi request reprint Nodal involvement at nephrectomy is associated with worse survival: a stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:372-80. 2013
    ..To examine cancer-specific mortality in patients with nodal metastases relative to patients without nodal involvement at nephrectomy for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a population-based cohort...
  23. doi request reprint In-hospital mortality and failure to rescue after cytoreductive nephrectomy
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 63:1107-14. 2013
    ..The risk of in-hospital mortality after cytoreductive nephrectomy (CNT) is non-negligible and may vary widely according to various patient and hospital characteristics and clinical contexts...
  24. doi request reprint Sociodemographic disparities in the treatment of small renal masses
    Andreas Becker
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E274-82. 2013
    ..To examine the presence of specific sociodemographic disparities in the treatment of individuals with small renal masses...
  25. doi request reprint Is a treatment delay in radical prostatectomy safe in individuals with low-risk prostate cancer?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Sex Med 9:2961-9. 2012
    ..Many patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (PCa) are presented with several treatment modalities, which may require time to understand these options before making an informed decision regarding treatment...
  26. doi request reprint Stage-specific impact of pelvic lymph node dissection on survival in patients with non-metastatic bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1147-54. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of stage-specific pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) on cancer-specific (CSM) and overall mortality (OM) rates at radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer...
  27. doi request reprint Survival benefit of radical prostatectomy in patients with localized prostate cancer: estimations of the number needed to treat according to tumor and patient characteristics
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 188:73-83. 2012
    ..We assessed the relationship between treatment type (radical prostatectomy vs observation) and cancer specific mortality in a large, population based cohort...
  28. doi request reprint Critical assessment of the European Association of Urology guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 108:1769-75. 2011
    ..We presented the first formal validation of the 2010 European Association of Urology guidelines for lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer patients...
  29. doi request reprint Age-adjusted incidence, mortality, and survival rates of stage-specific renal cell carcinoma in North America: a trend analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:135-41. 2011
    ..The rising incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been largely attributed to the increasing use of imaging procedures...
  30. doi request reprint A competing-risks analysis of survival after alternative treatment modalities for prostate cancer patients: 1988-2006
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:88-95. 2011
    ..The efficacy of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment modalities is a subject of continuous debate...
  31. doi request reprint Stage-specific effect of nodal metastases on survival in patients with non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 103:33-7. 2009
    ..To quantify the survival disadvantage related to the presence of exclusive nodal metastases (eNM) in patients with otherwise non-metastatic (M0) renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  32. doi request reprint Comparative study of inguinal hernia repair rates after radical prostatectomy or external beam radiotherapy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:1307-13. 2010
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Patients with distant metastases from renal cell carcinoma can be accurately identified: external validation of a new nomogram
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 101:39-43. 2008
    ..To identify clinical variables that can accurately predict the presence of distant metastases in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  34. ncbi request reprint A nomogram predicting 10-year life expectancy in candidates for radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:3576-81. 2007
    ..To circumvent this problem, we developed a nomogram predicting 10-year LE for patients treated with either radical prostatectomy (RP) or external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and compared it with an existing tool...
  35. doi request reprint Gender-related differences in patients with stage I to III upper tract urothelial carcinoma: results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:321-7. 2010
    ..To examine the effect of gender in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) stage at nephroureterectomy (NU), as well as on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after NU in patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer stages I-III UTUC...
  36. doi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer: adherence and accuracy of the recent guidelines
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:405-10. 2013
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Development and split-sample validation of a nomogram predicting the probability of seminal vesicle invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 52:98-105. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that contemporary patients, at very low risk of seminal vesicle invasion (SVI), can be highly accurately identified with an equally contemporary SVI nomogram...
  38. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted hazard rates of biochemical recurrence for prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 55:412-19. 2009
    ..Current prostate cancer (PCa) follow-up guidelines do not account for the risk of disease relapse...
  39. doi request reprint Conditional survival after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC): changes in future survival probability over time
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E283-9. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of length of survival on future survival probability, otherwise known as the effect of conditional survival (CS), after nephrectomy (NT) in patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  40. doi request reprint Annual prostatectomy volume is related to rectal laceration rate after radical prostatectomy
    Jan Schmitges
    Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Urology 79:796-803. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of annual prostatectomy volume (APV) on contemporary intraoperative rectal laceration (RL) rates after radical prostatectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Baseline prevalence of erectile dysfunction in a prostate cancer screening population
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Sex Med 5:428-35. 2008
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Race affects access to nephrectomy but not survival in renal cell carcinoma
    Laurent Zini
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 103:889-93. 2009
    ..To assess whether, in contemporary patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), access to nephrectomy is the same between the Blacks and Whites, and that there is no difference in mortality after stratification for treatment type...
  43. doi request reprint The probability of Gleason score upgrading between biopsy and radical prostatectomy can be accurately predicted
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 16:526-9. 2009
    ..The current tool represents the most accurate method of predicting GSU between biopsy and RP. Nonetheless it is not perfect and its performance characteristics should be known prior to its use in clinical decision-making...
  44. doi request reprint Temporal stage and grade migration in surgically treated patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 105:799-804. 2010
    ..Study Type - Therapy (individual cohort) Level of Evidence 2b..
  45. doi request reprint The rate of secondary malignancies after radical prostatectomy versus external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study on 17,845 patients
    Naeem Bhojani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:342-8. 2010
    ..We tested this hypothesis in a large French Canadian population-based cohort of prostate cancer patients...
  46. doi request reprint Can renal mass biopsy assessment of tumor grade be safely substituted for by a predictive model?
    Claudio Jeldres
    Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:2585-9. 2009
    ..To date the best available model has shown poor accuracy (55.6%), which is close to flipping a coin (50%) and clearly inadequate for use in clinical practice...
  47. doi request reprint A critical appraisal of the value of lymph node dissection at nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:118-24. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Clinicians are poor raters of life-expectancy before radical prostatectomy or definitive radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 100:1254-8. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint A critical appraisal of logistic regression-based nomograms, artificial neural networks, classification and regression-tree models, look-up tables and risk-group stratification models for prostate cancer
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 99:794-800. 2007
    ..e. nomograms, look-up tables, artificial neural networks (ANN), classification and regression tree (CART) analyses and risk-group stratification (RGS) models, all of which represent valid alternatives...
  50. ncbi request reprint Obesity does not predispose to more aggressive prostate cancer either at biopsy or radical prostatectomy in European men
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:791-5. 2007
    ..7%, p = 0.6; InvBMI gain = 0.5, p = 0.7%). Obesity does not predispose to more aggressive prostate cancer at biopsy. Similarly, obesity does not change the ability to identify those who may harbor HGPCa at RP...
  51. doi request reprint An analysis of patients with T2 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) according to tumour size: a population-based analysis
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:1184-90. 2013
    ..Other thresholds were also assessed...
  52. doi request reprint A population-based analysis of the effect of marital status on overall and cancer-specific mortality in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 24:71-9. 2013
    ..The association between marital status and tumor stage and grade, as well as overall mortality (OM) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) received little attention in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (SCCP)...
  53. doi request reprint A non-cancer-related survival benefit is associated with partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:725-31. 2012
    ..Partial nephrectomy (PN) may better protect against other-cause mortality (OCM) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  54. doi request reprint Node-positive renal cell carcinoma in the absence of distant metastases: predictors of cancer-specific mortality in a population-based cohort
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 110:E21-7. 2012
    ..In consequence, universal inclusion of PPN should be considered in prospective and retrospective CSM analyses...
  55. doi request reprint Cytoreductive nephrectomy in the elderly: a population-based cohort from the USA
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1807-12. 2012
    ..In consequence, these rates should be discussed at informed consent and a rigorous patient selection remains essential...
  56. doi request reprint Open radical prostatectomy in the elderly: a case for concern?
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    BJU Int 109:1335-40. 2012
    ..In the USA, elderly patients undergoing radical prostatectomy are treated at institutions where suboptimal outcomes are recorded...
  57. doi request reprint Development and validation of a reference table for prediction of postoperative mortality rate in patients treated with radical cystectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:309-17. 2012
    ..The existing literature suggests that the postoperative mortality (POM) rate in radical cystectomy (RC) patients does not exceed 3%. We sought to develop and externally validate a reference table that quantifies POM after RC...
  58. doi request reprint A proposal for reclassification of the Fuhrman grading system in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:775-81. 2009
    ..The conventional Fuhrman grading system, which categorizes renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with grades I, II, III, and IV, is the most widely used predictor assessment of RCC cancer-specific mortality (CSM)...
  59. doi request reprint Adjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer does not alter cancer-specific survival after cystectomy in a matched case-control study
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prgonosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 101:1356-61. 2008
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Assessment of biochemical recurrence rate in patients with pathologically confirmed insignificant prostate cancer
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Urology 72:1208-11; discussion 1212-3. 2008
    ..To examine the rate of biochemical recurrence (BCR) in patients with pathologically confirmed insignificant prostate cancer (PIPCa)...
  61. doi request reprint Comparison of stage migration patterns between Europe and the USA: an analysis of 11 350 men treated with radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 101:1513-8. 2008
    ..To examine the stage migration patterns in patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer in Europe and in the USA in the last 20 years...
  62. doi request reprint Cytoreductive partial nephrectomy does not undermine cancer control in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a population-based study
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 72:1090-5. 2008
    ..We examined the population-based rates of cancer-specific survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) treated with either partial (PN) or radical cytoreductive nephrectomy (RN)...
  63. doi request reprint Mortality at 120 days after prostatic biopsy: a population-based study of 22,175 men
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Cancer 123:647-52. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that prostate biopsy might predispose to higher mortality rate. The certainty of this association remains to be proven...
  64. doi request reprint Percent free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an accurate predictor of prostate cancer risk in men with serum PSA 2.5 ng/mL and lower
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 113:2695-703. 2008
    ..Because identification of these patients represents a difficult task, we assessed the ability of percent free PSA to discriminate between benign and malignant prostate biopsy outcomes in men with PSA < or =2.5 ng/mL...
  65. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of perioperative mortality after nephroureterectomy for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:315-20. 2010
    ..NU represents the surgical standard of care for patients with invasive, nonmetastatic upper-tract urothelial carcinoma. However, this major abdominal surgery may be associated with a nonnegligible rate of perioperative mortality...
  66. ncbi request reprint Tumour volume and high grade tumour volume are the best predictors of pathologic stage and biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, Que, Canada H2X 3J4
    Eur J Cancer 43:536-43. 2007
    ..Our goal was to examine to what extent tumour volume (TV) and percentage of high grade tumour volume (%HGTV) affect the rate of positive surgical margins and the rate of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy...
  67. doi request reprint Nephrectomy improves survival in patients with invasion of adjacent viscera and absence of nodal metastases (stage T4N0 renal cell carcinoma)
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 104:795-9. 2009
    ..To examine the cancer-specific mortality (CSM) of patients with T4N0-2M0 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with either nephrectomy (RN) or no surgery (NS)...
  68. doi request reprint Thirty-day mortality after nephrectomy: clinical implications for informed consent
    Vincent Cloutier
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:998-1003. 2009
    ..The existing literature suggests that the surgical mortality (SM) observed with nephrectomy for localised disease varies from 0.6% to 3.6%...
  69. doi request reprint A population-based comparison of survival after nephrectomy vs nonsurgical management for small renal masses
    Laurent Zini
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 103:899-904; discussion 904. 2009
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Radical versus partial nephrectomy: effect on overall and noncancer mortality
    Laurent Zini
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 115:1465-71. 2009
    ..Relative to radical nephrectomy (RN), partial nephrectomy (PN) performed for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) may protect from non-cancer-related deaths. The authors tested this hypothesis in a cohort of PN and RN patients...
  71. doi request reprint Highly predictive survival nomogram after upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 116:3774-84. 2010
    ....
  72. doi request reprint A population-based competing-risks analysis of the survival of patients treated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:103-9. 2011
    ..The authors examined the rates of cancer-specific and other-cause mortality in a population-based radical cystectomy cohort...
  73. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein is an informative predictor of renal cell carcinoma-specific mortality: a European study of 313 patients
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 110:1241-7. 2007
    ..It was hypothesized that CRP can improve the prognostic ability of standard RCC-specific mortality (RCC-SM) predictors in patients treated with nephrectomy for all stages of RCC...
  74. ncbi request reprint Prostate volume and adverse prostate cancer features: fact not artifact
    Alberto Briganti
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 43:2669-77. 2007
    ..We investigated the association between prostate size and prostate cancer grade and stage in a large (n=3412) single center radical prostatectomy cohort, which was unexposed to any form of hormonal manipulation...
  75. ncbi request reprint Health-insurance status is a determinant of the stage at presentation and of cancer control in European men treated with radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 99:1404-8. 2007
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Should bladder cuff excision remain the standard of care at nephroureterectomy in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis? A population-based study
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 57:956-62. 2010
    ..A large, multi-institutional, tertiary care center study suggested no benefit from bladder cuff excision (BCE) at nephroureterectomy in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UC)...
  77. doi request reprint The effect of marital status on stage and survival of prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcome Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 3J4, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1085-95. 2011
    ..We set to test whether this applied to patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  78. doi request reprint Racial disparities and socioeconomic status in men diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumors: a survival analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:4277-85. 2011
    ..The authors of this report evaluated the effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on stage distribution, overall mortality (OM), and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in men with TGCTs...
  79. doi request reprint Perioperative mortality is significantly greater in septuagenarian and octogenarian patients treated with radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder
    Daniel Liberman
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 77:660-6. 2011
    ..However, population-based data have stated otherwise...
  80. doi request reprint High surgical volume is associated with a lower rate of secondary therapy after radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 102:463-7. 2008
    ....
  81. doi request reprint Lower urinary tract symptoms affect one-third of men in a prostate cancer screening population
    Jochen Walz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Endourol 22:369-76. 2008
    ..Therefore, we assessed baseline rates of LUTS in a PCa screening cohort and assessed which of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) symptoms had the most detrimental effect on quality of life (QoL)...
  82. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of lymph node invasion in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a population-based perspective
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 115:5680-7. 2009
    ....
  83. doi request reprint A contemporary population-based assessment of the rate of lymph node dissection for penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:439-46. 2011
    ..We assessed ILND rates in a North American cohort...
  84. doi request reprint Assessing the minimum number of lymph nodes needed at radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 103:1359-62. 2009
    ..To identify the likelihood of finding one or more positive lymph nodes (LNs) according to the number of LNs removed at radical cystectomy (RC), as the number of LNs removed affects disease progression and survival after RC...
  85. ncbi request reprint Cytoreductive nephron-sparing surgery does not appear to undermine disease-specific survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 110:2428-33. 2007
    ..The disease-specific survival of patients with MRCC was compared according to the type of surgery, NSS (N=45) versus radical nephrectomy (RN) (N=732), in unmatched and matched analyses...
  86. ncbi request reprint The 2002 AJCC pT2 substages confer no prognostic information on the rate of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit and the Department of Urology, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 49:273-8; discussion 278-9. 2006
    ..We examined the prognostic value of AJCC pT2 substages in prediction of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP), in European patients...
  87. doi request reprint External validation of a biomarker-based preoperative nomogram predicts biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Shahrokh F Shariat
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 26:1526-31. 2008
    ..However, this model was never externally validated. We tested the accuracy of this nomogram in an independent, external cohort...
  88. doi request reprint A nomogram predicting long-term biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Nazareno Suardi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 112:1254-63. 2008
    ..In this report, the authors have described a model capable of predicting BCR up to at least 15 years after RP that can adjust predictions according to the disease-free interval...
  89. doi request reprint Comparison of oncologic outcomes for open and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: a multi-institutional analysis of 1249 cases
    Umberto Capitanio
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:1-9. 2009
    ..Data regarding the oncologic efficacy of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LNU) compared to open nephroureterectomy (ONU) are scarce...
  90. doi request reprint The effect of comorbidities and socioeconomic status on sexual and urinary function in men undergoing prostate cancer screening
    Naeem Bhojani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Sex Med 5:668-76. 2008
    ..Comorbidities and socioeconomic status (SES) represent known confounders of baseline health-related quality of life...
  91. ncbi request reprint Surgical volume is related to the rate of positive surgical margins at radical prostatectomy in European patients
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 98:1204-9. 2006
    ..To assess the association between surgical volume (SV) and the rate of positive surgical margins (PSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in a large single-institution European cohort of patients...
  92. ncbi request reprint Nomogram for predicting disease recurrence after radical cystectomy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 176:1354-61; discussion 1361-2. 2006
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Development and external validation of an extended 10-core biopsy nomogram
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 52:436-44. 2007
    ..To test the accuracy of a previously externally validated sextant biopsy nomogram in referred men exposed to > or =10 or more biopsy cores. Moreover, we explored the hypothesis that a more accurate predictive tool could be developed...
  94. doi request reprint The prognostic value of erythrocyte polyamines in the preoperative evaluation of patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 46:1927-35. 2010
    ..We tested whether spermine and spermidine could improve the prognostic ability of six established preoperative predictors of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after partial or radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  95. ncbi request reprint Prediction of pathological stage is inaccurate in men with PSA values above 20 ng/mL
    Andrea Gallina
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 52:1374-80. 2007
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined 5193 consecutive patients subjected to radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer (PCa)...
  96. ncbi request reprint Initial biopsy outcome prediction--head-to-head comparison of a logistic regression-based nomogram versus artificial neural network
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 51:1236-40; discussion 1241-3. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that, in a head-to-head comparison, one of the approaches might demonstrate better accuracy and performance characteristics than the other...
  97. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer nomograms: an update
    Felix K H Chun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 50:914-26; discussion 926. 2006
    ..Several nomograms have been developed to predict outcomes related to prostate cancer (PCa)...
  98. doi request reprint Baseline renal function, ischaemia time and blood loss predict the rate of renal failure after partial nephrectomy
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 103:1632-5. 2009
    ..To identify independent predictors of renal failure after partial nephrectomy (PN) in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  99. doi request reprint Nephrectomy improves the survival of patients with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma
    Laurent Zini
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 102:1610-4. 2008
    ..To examine the cancer-specific survival of patients treated with nephrectomy and compared it to that of patients managed without surgery...
  100. pmc Development and validation of a nomogram predicting the outcome of prostate biopsy based on patient age, digital rectal examination and serum prostate specific antigen
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 173:1930-4. 2005
    ..We developed and validated a nomogram which predicts presence of prostate cancer (PCa) on needle biopsy...
  101. ncbi request reprint Multi-institutional validation of a new renal cancer-specific survival nomogram
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:1316-22. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the prediction of renal cancer-specific survival can be improved if traditional predictor variables are used within a prognostic nomogram...