Nomograms for staging, prognosis, and predicting treatment outcomes

Cancer. 2009 Jul 1;115(13 Suppl):3107-11. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24352.


Prostate cancer is a heterogeneous disease with a wide prognostic spectrum and a variety of treatment options. Such a complex clinical scenario has led to uncertainty in risk assessment and prediction of outcome. Nomograms have served as scientific formulas designed to maximize the predictive accuracy. The use of nomograms in prostate cancer has been applied to many clinical states and outcomes and has provided the most accurate predictions. Cancer 2009;115(13 suppl):3107-11. (c) 2009 American Cancer Society.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Progression
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Nomograms*
  • Prognosis
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome