The Utility of Prostate Health Index (PHI)

July 21, 2014
E. David Crawford, MD

E. David Crawford, MD, professor, Urologic and Radiation Oncology, head, Section of Urologic Oncology, University of Colorado at Denver, discusses the utility of Prostate Health Index (PHI).

Clinical Pearls

E. David Crawford, MD, professor, Urologic and Radiation Oncology, head, Section of Urologic Oncology, University of Colorado at Denver, discusses the utility of Prostate Health Index (PHI).

  • Since its introduction nearly twenty years ago, oncologists and researchers have been striving to improve PSA.
  • Prostate Health Index (PHI) looks at pro-PSA and seems to adequately predict prostate cancer, as well as aggressiveness of disease and outcome.
  • PHI score is typically used in men with high PSA.