Feasibility of prostatectomy without prostate biopsy in the era of new imaging technology and minimally invasive techniques
Nian-Zeng Xing, Fei-Ya Yang, Chang-Ling Li, Ya-Jian Li, Su-Jun Han, Ze-Jun Xiao, Department of Urology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Ming-Shuai Wang, Institute of Urology, Capital Medical University, Department of Urology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, China
Qiang Fu, Department of Urology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan 250021, Shandong Province, China
Hao Ping, Department of Urology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100005, China
Author contributions: All authors helped to perform the study; Xing NZ and Wang MS are co-first authors; Xing NZ contributed to study conception and design and manuscript writing; Wang MS contributed to study design, manuscript writing, and data analysis; Yang FY, Li YJ, Han SJ, Xiao ZJ, and Li CL contributed to data collection and manuscript writing; Ping H and Fu Q contributed to manuscript writing and data analysis.
Institutional review board statement: As the retrospective study and data analysis were performed anonymously, this study was exempt from the ethical approval.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Nian-Zeng Xing, MD, PhD, Chairman, Professor, Surgeon, Director, Department of Urology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17, Pan Jia Yuan Nan Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: February 17, 2019
Peer-review started: February 18, 2019
First decision: April 18, 2019
Revised: April 25, 2019
Accepted: May 10, 2019
Article in press: May 11, 2019
Published online: June 26, 2019