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Title: Novel germline mutations for active surveillance and imaging strategies in prostate cancer.
Austin Authors: Mondschein, Romy;Taylor, Renea;Thorne, Heather;Bolton, Damien M 
Affiliation: Urology
Department of Physiology, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Cancer Program, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia..
Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia..
Sir Peter McCallum Cancer Centre..
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2022
Date: 2022
Publication information: Current Opinion in Urology 2022; 32(5): 456-461
Abstract: This review highlights the emerging role of genetics-lead medicine (GLM) in prostate cancer. We describe the benefits of GLM integration into prostate cancer screening, diagnosis and management. Imaging techniques enhancing prostate cancer detection are advancing concurrently, facilitating strategic active surveillance protocols for appropriately selected patients. We aim to improve clinician awareness of the role of GLM in current and future practice. We explore recent literature advancing the role of GLM in prostate cancer detection and management, particularly as this coexists with the development of imaging technology. Our current understanding of germline mutations implicated in familial prostate cancer development is summarized. We describe how these developments are being utilized to inform screening, surveillance and the development of novel therapies. We summarize current guidelines and explore factors inhibiting optimal implementation of recommendations in clinical practice. Integration and further development of genetics-lead medicine in the detection, surveillance and management of prostate cancer will improve clinical outcomes for men at risk of aggressive disease as a result of familial predispositions to prostate cancer. This review summarizes the pertinent developments in the field including improving clinician awareness to facilitate implantation of these strategies into current clinical practice.
DOI: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000001024
ORCID: 0000-0003-4231-414X
Journal: Current opinion in urology
PubMed URL: 35855555
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Type: Journal Article
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