Peter T Scardino

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, United States

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  • Itay A Sternberg · Ian Vela · Peter T Scardino ·
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    ABSTRACT: A major dilemma in the selection of treatment for men with prostate cancer is the difficulty in accurately characterizing the risk posed by the cancer. This uncertainty has led physicians to recommend aggressive therapy for most men diagnosed with prostate cancer and has led to concerns about the benefits of screening and the adverse consequences of excessive treatment. Genomic analyses of prostate cancer reveal distinct patterns of alterations in the genomic landscape of the disease that show promise for improved prediction of prognosis and better medical decision making. Several molecular profiles are now commercially available and are being used to inform medical decisions. This article describes the clinical tests available for distinguishing aggressive from nonaggressive prostate cancer, reviews the new genomic tests, and discusses their advantages and limitations and the evidence for their utility in various clinical settings. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Medicine Volume 67 is January 14, 2016. Please see for revised estimates.
    Annual review of medicine 10/2015; 67(1). DOI:10.1146/annurev-med-060413-112226 · 12.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Many men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in serum do not have aggressive prostate cancer and undergo unnecessary biopsy. Retrospective studies using cryopreserved serum suggest that four kallikrein markers can predict biopsy outcome. Free, intact and total PSA, and kallikrein-related peptidase 2 were measured in cryopreserved blood from 6129 men with elevated PSA (≥3.0ng/mL) participating in the prospective, randomized trial Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment. Marker levels from 4765 men providing anticoagulated plasma were incorporated into statistical models to predict any-grade and high-grade (Gleason score ≥7) prostate cancer at 10-core biopsy. The models were corrected for optimism by 10-fold cross validation and independently validated using markers measured in serum from 1364 men. All statistical tests were two-sided. The four kallikreins enhanced prostate cancer detection compared with PSA and age alone. Area under the curve (AUC) for the four kallikreins was 0.719 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.704 to 0.734) vs 0.634 (95% CI = 0.617 to 0.651, P < .001) for PSA and age alone for any-grade cancer, and 0.820 (95% CI = 0.802 to 0.838) vs 0.738 (95% CI = 0.716 to 0.761) for high-grade cancer. Using a 6% risk of high-grade cancer as an illustrative cutoff, for 1000 biopsied men with PSA levels of 3.0ng/mL or higher, the model would reduce the need for biopsy in 428 men, detect 119 high-grade cancers, and delay diagnosis of 14 of 133 high-grade cancers. Models exhibited excellent discrimination on independent validation among men with only serum samples available for analysis. A statistical model based on kallikrein markers was validated in a large prospective study and reduces unnecessary biopsies while delaying diagnosis of high-grade cancers in few men. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press.
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute 07/2015; 107(7). DOI:10.1093/jnci/djv095 · 12.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The natural history of prostate cancer is highly variable and difficult to predict accurately. Better markers are needed to guide management and avoid unnecessary treatment. In this study, we validate the prognostic value of a cell cycle progression score (CCP score) independently and in a prespecified linear combination with standard clinical variables, that is, a clinical-cell-cycle-risk (CCR) score. Paraffin sections from 761 men with clinically localized prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy and managed conservatively in the United Kingdom, mostly between 2000 and 2003. The primary end point was prostate cancer death. Clinical variables consisted of centrally reviewed Gleason score, baseline PSA level, age, clinical stage, and extent of disease; these were combined into a single predefined risk assessment (CAPRA) score. Full data were available for 585 men who formed a fully independent validation cohort. In univariate analysis, the CCP score hazard ratio was 2.08 (95% CI (1.76, 2.46), P<10(-13)) for one unit change of the score. In multivariate analysis including CAPRA, the CCP score hazard ratio was 1.76 (95% CI (1.44, 2.14), P<10(-6)). The predefined CCR score was highly predictive, hazard ratio 2.17 (95% CI (1.83, 2.57), χ(2)=89.0, P<10(-20)) and captured virtually all available prognostic information. The CCP score provides significant pretreatment prognostic information that cannot be provided by clinical variables and is useful for determining which patients can be safely managed conservatively, avoiding radical treatment.British Journal of Cancer advance online publication, 23 June 2015; doi:10.1038/bjc.2015.223
    British Journal of Cancer 06/2015; 113(3). DOI:10.1038/bjc.2015.223 · 4.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The ability to visualize and spare nerves during surgery is critical for avoiding chronic morbidity, pain, and loss of function. Visualization of such critical anatomic structures is even more challenging during minimal access procedures because the small incisions limit visibility. In this study, we focus on improving imaging of nerves through the use of a new small molecule fluorophore, GE3126, used in conjunction with our dual-mode (color and fluorescence) laparoscopic imaging instrument. GE3126 has higher aqueous solubility, improved pharmacokinetics, and reduced non-specific adipose tissue fluorescence compared to previous myelin-binding fluorophores. Dosing and kinetics were initially optimized in mice. A non-clinical modified Irwin study in rats, performed to assess the potential of GE3126 to induce nervous system injuries, showed the absence of major adverse reactions. Real-time intraoperative imaging was performed in a porcine model. Compared to white light imaging, nerve visibility was enhanced under fluorescence guidance, especially for small diameter nerves obscured by fascia, blood vessels, or adipose tissue. In the porcine model, nerve visualization was observed rapidly, within 5 to 10 minutes post-intravenous injection and the nerve fluorescence signal was maintained for up to 80 minutes. The use of GE3126, coupled with practical implementation of an imaging instrument may be an important step forward in preventing nerve damage in the operating room.
    PLoS ONE 06/2015; 10(6):e0130276. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130276 · 3.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Genome-wide association studies have identified multiple single-nucleotide polymorphsims (SNPs) associated with prostate cancer (PCa). Although these SNPs have been clearly associated with disease risk, their relationship with clinical outcomes is less clear. Our aim was to assess the frequency of known PCa susceptibility alleles within a single institution ascertainment and to correlate risk alleles with disease-specific outcomes. We genotyped 1354 individuals treated for localised PCa between June 1988 and December 2007. Blood samples were prospectively collected and de-identified before being genotyped and matched to phenotypic data. We investigated associations between 61 SNPs and disease-specific end points using multivariable analysis and also determined if SNPs were associated with PSA at diagnosis. Seven SNPs showed associations on multivariable analysis (P<0.05), rs13385191 with both biochemical recurrence (BR) and castrate metastasis (CM), rs339331 (BR), rs1894292, rs17178655 and rs11067228 (CM), and rs11902236 and rs4857841 PCa-specific mortality. After applying a Bonferroni correction for number of SNPs (P<0.0008), the only persistent significant association was between rs17632542 (KLK3) and PSA levels at diagnosis (P=1.4 × 10(-5)). We confirmed that rs17632542 in KLK3 is associated with PSA at diagnosis. No significant association was seen between loci and disease-specific end points when accounting for multiple testing. This provides further evidence that known PCa risk SNPs do not predict likelihood of disease progression.British Journal of Cancer advance online publication 11 June 2015; doi:10.1038/bjc.2015.199
    British Journal of Cancer 06/2015; 113(1). DOI:10.1038/bjc.2015.199 · 4.84 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 04/2015; 14(2):e452. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(15)60445-6 · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e643. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.1714 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e441. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.1273 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate whether the number of preoperative prostate biopsies affects functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP). We identified men treated with RP at our institution between 2008 and 2011. At 6 and 12 months post-operatively, patients completed questionnaires assessing erectile and urinary function. Men with preoperative incontinence or erectile dysfunction or who did not complete the questionnaire were excluded. Primary outcomes were urinary and erectile function at 12 months postoperatively. We used logistic regression to estimate the impact of number of prostate biopsies on functional outcomes after adjusting for demographic and clinical factors. We identified 2,712 men treated with RP between 2008 and 2011. Most men (80%) had 1 preoperative prostate biopsy, 16% had 2, and 4% had at least 3. On adjusted analysis, erectile function at 12 months was not significantly different for men with 2 (OR 1.25; 95% CI 0.90, 1.75) or 3 or more (OR 1.52; 95% CI 0.84, 2.78) biopsies, compared to those with 1. Similarly, urinary function at 12 months was not significantly different for men with 2 (0.84, 95% CI 0.64, 1.10) or 3 or more (0.99, 95% CI 0.60, 1.61) biopsies compared to those with 1. We did not find evidence that more preoperative prostate biopsies adversely affected erectile or urinary function at 12 months following RP. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e1003. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.2819 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e1038. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.523 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e4. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.173 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    The Journal of Urology 04/2015; 193(4):e3. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.171 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Previous studies of prostate cancer (PCa) risk and anthropometrics (ie, body measurements) were based on single measurements or obtained over limited time spans. To study the association between anthropometrics measured at multiple time points in life and their relation to later diagnosis, metastasis, or death from PCa. This case-control study includes 27 167 Swedish men enrolled in two population-based projects from 1974 to 1996. PCa diagnosis up to December 31, 2006, disease information, gestation time, and anthropometrics at birth, military conscript testing, and adulthood were collected. A total of 1355 PCa cases were matched with 5271 controls. Univariate conditional logistic regression was used to determine whether clinical diagnosis, metastasis, or PCa death was associated with low birth weight (weight <2500g); with small size for gestational age; or with weight, length, or body mass index (BMI) at birth, adolescence (aged 16-22 yr), or early middle age (aged 44-50 yr). Apart from weight at adolescence, which was associated with an increased risk of PCa diagnosis (odds ratio [OR] per 5kg: 1.05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01-1.09; p=0.026), preadulthood measurements were not associated with any PCa end point. Adulthood parameters were not associated with diagnosis. In contrast, weight and BMI at early middle age were significantly associated with metastasis (OR per 5kg: 1.13; 95% CI, 1.06-1.20; p<0.0001, and OR: 1.09; 95% CI, 1.05-1.14; p<0.0001) and death (OR per 5kg: 1.11 (95% CI, 1.03-1.19; p=0.005, and OR: 1.08; 95% CI, 1.03-1.13; p=0.003), respectively. It remains unclear whether these results apply to men of nonwhite origin, to populations with active PCa screening programs, or to countries without socialized health care. The analyses of these large data sets demonstrate that significant effects of body characteristics (with links to metabolic syndrome) measured at early middle age are associated with PCa disease severity, metastatic progression, and outcome. Conversely, measurements at birth and adolescence are not associated with PCa prevalence or outcome. Increased weight and body mass index in adults is associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer metastasis and death. Copyright © 2015 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    European Urology 03/2015; 86. DOI:10.1016/j.eururo.2015.03.017 · 13.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a clinical pathway designed and implemented to transition inpatient minimally invasive radical prostatectomy to a procedure with overnight observation. Methods: In April 2011 ambulatory extended recovery was implemented at our institution. This was a multidisciplinary program of preoperative teaching and postoperative care for patients undergoing minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. We compared the risk of requiring a more than 1-night hospital stay by patients treated with surgery the year before the program vs those treated after the program was initiated, adjusting for age, ASA® status and surgery type. We also examined the rates of readmission and urgent care visits within 48 hours, and 7 and 30 days before and after the program began. Results: The proportion of patients who stayed longer than 1 night was 53% in the year before initiating the ambulatory extended recovery program vs 8% during the program, representing an adjusted absolute risk decrease of 45% (95% CI 39-50, p <0.0001). There was no important predictor of a greater than 1-night length of stay among ambulatory extended recovery patients. Rates of readmission and urgent care visits were slightly lower during the ambulatory extended recovery phase with no significant difference between the groups. Conclusions: The ambulatory extended recovery program successfully transitioned most patients to a 1-night hospital stay without resulting in an increased rate of readmission or urgent care visits. © 2015 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc.
    Urology Practice 02/2015; 2(3). DOI:10.1016/j.urpr.2014.10.001
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    ABSTRACT: A disadvantage of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for the early detection of prostate cancer (PCa) is that many men must be screened, biopsied, and diagnosed to prevent one death. To increase the specificity of screening for lethal PCa at an early stage. We conducted a case-control study nested within a population-based cohort. PSA and three additional kallikreins were measured in cryopreserved blood from a population-based cohort in Västerbotten, Sweden. Of 40379 men providing blood at ages 40, 50, and 60 yr from 1986 to 2009, 12542 men were followed for >15 yr. From this cohort, the Swedish Cancer Registry identified 1423 incident PCa cases, 235 with distant metastasis. Risk of distant metastasis for different PSA levels and a prespecified statistical model based on the four kallikrein markers. Most metastatic cases occurred in men with PSA in the top quartile at age 50 yr (69%) or 60 yr (74%), whereas 20-yr risk of metastasis for men with PSA below median was low (≤0.6%). Among men with PSA >2 ng/ml, a prespecified model based on four kallikrein markers significantly enhanced the prediction of metastasis compared with PSA alone. About half of all men with PSA >2 ng/ml were defined as low risk by this model and had a ≤1% 15-yr risk of metastasis. Screening at ages 50-60 yr should focus on men with PSA in the top quartile. A marker panel can aid biopsy decision making. For men in their fifties, screening should focus on those in the top 10% to 25% of PSA values because the majority of subsequent cases of distant metastasis are found among these men. Testing of four kallikrein markers in men with an elevated PSA could aid biopsy decision making. Copyright © 2015 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    European Urology 02/2015; 384(2). DOI:10.1016/j.eururo.2015.01.009 · 13.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To build a predictive model of urinary continence recovery following radical prostatectomy that incorporates magnetic resonance imaging parameters and clinical data.Patients and Methods We conducted a retrospective review of data from 2,849 patients who underwent pelvic staging magnetic resonance imaging prior to radical prostatectomy from November 2001 to June 2010.We used logistic regression to evaluate the association between each MRI variable and continence at 6 or 12 months, adjusting for age, body mass index (BMI), and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score and then used multivariable logistic regression to create our model.A nomogram was constructed using the multivariable logistic regression models.ResultsIn total, 68% (n=1,742/2,559) and 82% (n=2,205/2,689) regained function at 6 and 12 months, respectively.In the base model, age, BMI, and ASA score were significant predictors of continence at 6 or 12 months on univariate analysis (p <0.005).Among the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging measurements, membranous urethral length, which showed great significance, was incorporated into the base model to create the full model.For continence recovery at 6 months, the addition of membranous urethral length increased the AUC to 0.664 for the validation set, an increase of 0.064 over the base model. For continence recovery at 12 months, the AUC was 0.674, an increase of 0.085 over the base model.Conclusions Using our model, the likelihood of continence recovery increases with membranous urethral length and decreases with age, body mass index, and ASA score.This model could be used for patient counseling and for the identification of patients at high risk for urinary incontinence in whom to study changes in operative technique that improve urinary function after radical prostatectomy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    BJU International 02/2015; 116(4). DOI:10.1111/bju.13087 · 3.53 Impact Factor
  • C B Anderson · E B Elkin · C L Atoria · J A Eastham · P T Scardino · K Touijer ·
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The diffusion of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) in the United States may have led to adverse patient outcomes due to rapid surgeon adoption and collective inexperience. We hypothesized that throughout the early period of minimally invasive surgery, MIRP patients had inferior outcomes as compared with those who had open radical prostatectomy (ORP). Methods: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End RESULTS-Medicare dataset and identified men who had ORP and MIRP for prostate cancer from 2003-2009. Study endpoints were receipt of subsequent cancer treatment, and evidence of postoperative voiding dysfunction, erectile dysfunction (ED) and bladder outlet obstruction. We used proportional hazards regression to estimate the impact of surgical approach on each endpoint, and included an interaction term to test for modification of the effect of surgical approach by year of surgery. Results: ORP (n=5362) and MIRP (n=1852) patients differed in their clinical and demographic characteristics. Controlling for patient characteristics and surgeon volume, there was no difference in subsequent cancer treatments (hazard ratio (HR) 0.89, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.76-1.05), although MIRP was associated with a higher risk of voiding dysfunction (HR 1.31, 95% CI 1.20-1.43) and ED (HR 1.43, 95% CI 1.31-1.56), but a lower risk of bladder outlet obstruction (HR 0.86, 95% CI 0.75-0.97). There was no interaction between approach and year for any outcome. When stratifying the analysis by year, MIRP consistently had higher rates of ED and voiding dysfunction with no substantial improvement over time. Conclusions: MIRP patients had adverse urinary and sexual outcomes throughout the diffusion of minimally invasive surgery. This may have been a result of the rapid adoption of robotic surgery with inadequate surgeon preparedness.
    Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases 12/2014; 18(1). DOI:10.1038/pcan.2014.49 · 3.43 Impact Factor
  • Behfar Ehdaie · Peter T Scardino ·

    Nature Reviews Urology 10/2014; 11(11). DOI:10.1038/nrurol.2014.284 · 4.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The natural history of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-defined biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer (PCa) after definitive local therapy is highly variable. Validated prediction models for PCa-specific mortality (PCSM) in this population are needed for treatment decision-making and clinical trial design.
    European Urology 10/2014; 67(6). DOI:10.1016/j.eururo.2014.09.019 · 13.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: A paucity of data exists on the insignificant disease potentially suitable for active surveillance (AS) among men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa). We tried to identify pathologically insignificant disease and its preoperative predictors in men who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) for intermediate-risk PCa. Methods: We analyzed data of 1,630 men who underwent RP for intermediate-risk disease. Total tumor volume (TTV) data were available in 332 men. We examined factors associated with classically defined pathologically insignificant cancer (organ-confined disease with TTV ≤0.5 ml with no Gleason pattern 4 or 5) and pathologically favorable cancer (organ-confined disease with no Gleason pattern 4 or 5) potentially suitable for AS. Decision curve analysis was used to assess clinical utility of a multivariable model including preoperative variables for predicting pathologically unfavorable cancer. Results: In the entire cohort, 221 of 1,630 (13.6 %) total patients had pathologically favorable cancer. Among 332 patients with TTV data available, 26 (7.8 %) had classically defined pathologically insignificant cancer. Between threshold probabilities of 20 and 40 %, decision curve analysis demonstrated that using multivariable model to identify AS candidates would not provide any benefit over simply treating all men who have intermediate-risk disease with RP. Conclusion: Although a minority of patients with intermediate-risk disease may harbor pathologically favorable or insignificant cancer, currently available conventional tools are not sufficiently able to identify those patients.
    World Journal of Urology 09/2014; 32(6). DOI:10.1007/s00345-014-1413-3 · 2.67 Impact Factor

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  • 1999-2015
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      • • Department of Surgery
      • • Urology Service
      • • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Group
      • • Department of Pathology
      New York, New York, United States
    • Texas A&M University - Galveston
      Galveston, Texas, United States
  • 2013-2014
    • Cornell University
      Итак, New York, United States
  • 2010-2012
    • Gracie Square Hospital, New York, NY
      New York, New York, United States
  • 2011
    • CUNY Graduate Center
      New York, New York, United States
  • 2007-2010
    • University of Turku
      Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
  • 2008-2009
    • Columbia University
      New York, New York, United States
    • Weill Cornell Medical College
      • Department of Urology
      New York City, New York, United States
  • 2002-2008
    • University of Hamburg
      Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
      Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
    • Medical University of South Carolina
      • Department of Urology
      Charleston, SC, United States
  • 2005
    • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
      • Department of Urology
      Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • 1988-2004
    • Baylor College of Medicine
      • Department of Urology
      Houston, Texas, United States
  • 2000
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine
      Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
    • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • University of California, San Francisco
      San Francisco, California, United States
  • 1991-1999
    • Houston Methodist Hospital
      Houston, Texas, United States
  • 1997
    • Case Western Reserve University
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • 1995
    • Prostate Cancer Research Institute
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • University of Southern California
      • Department of Urology
      Los Angeles, California, United States
  • 1994
    • Loyola University Medical Center
      • Department of Urology
      مايوود، إلينوي, Illinois, United States
  • 1993
    • National Cancer Institute (USA)
      Maryland, United States