Simpler prostate cancer grading on the way

A SIMPLER and more accurate grading system for prostate tumours will be introduced to Australia in coming months, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) says.

Speaking at an RCPA International Pathology Day function in Sydney, the college’s outgoing president, Associate Professor Peter Stewart, said the five-grade International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) system was superior to the Gleason scoring system used since the 1960s.

“Although the Gleason system has five grades as well,