The 4Kscore Test as a Predictor of High-Grade Prostate Cancer

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS, Urology Associates P.C., discusses the potential for the 4Kscore test as a predictor of high-grade prostate cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS, Urology Associates P.C., discusses the potential for the 4Kscore test as a predictor of high-grade prostate cancer.

  • There remains a need for a way for physicians to determine which prostate cancer patients need to be biopsied and if the detected tumor is high-grade.
  • An early study of about 1000 patients analyzed the 4Kscore test in this space.
  • The 4Kscore test, with certain limits, may be able to predict higher-grade cancers. This test could reduce the number of biopsies without missing a significant number of high-grade tumors.