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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate: Clinical features and therapeutic strategies

Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2022 Dec;28(12):1080-1088.


OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinicopathological and imaging features of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate (PSCC) and provide some new ideas for exploring suitable diagnostic and treatment strategies for the disease.

METHODS: We retrieved and analyzed the studies published at home and abroad between 1976 and 2022 and reviewed the clinical data of our Department of Medical Oncology on 70 cases of PSCC, as well as the survival statistics of another 58 cases.

RESULTS: Clinically, PSCC was characterized by normal PSA and increased squamous cell carcinoma antigen. Overall survival of the patients was evidently correlated to the PSCC stage, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, significantly longer in those treated by chemotherapy with platinum than in those without platinum (P = 0.001). Univariate analysis suggested that the overall survival of the patients was significantly correlated with chemotherapy.

CONCLUSION: PSCC has a poor prognosis. A deep insight into the clinical characteristics of PSCC is important for timely detection and suitable treatment of the malignancy.


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