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The Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification Project: Database Construction and Risk Stratification Outcome Analysis

George Rodrigues, Himu Lukka, Padraig Warde, Michael Brundage, Luis Souhami, Juanita Crook, Fabio Cury, Charles Catton, Gary Mok, Andre-Guy Martin, Eric Vigneault, Jim Morris, Andrew Warner, Sandra Gonzalez Maldonado, Tom Pickles, and the Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GUROC)

This investigation reports on the biochemical and clinical outcomes of a newly created pan-Canadian Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification (ProCaRS) database developed by the Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GUROC). GUROC ProCaRS template-compliant data on 7974 patients who underwent radiotherapy were received from 7 unique databases. Descriptive analysis, Cox proportional hazards, and Kaplan-Meier analyses were performed using American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) biochemical failure-free survival (BFFS), prostate cancer-specific survival, and overall survival. Multivariable modeling for the primary ASTRO BFFS end point showed that age, prostate-specific antigen, T stage, and Gleason score and components such as hormonal therapy, and radiation treatment (brachytherapy with better outcome than external-beam) were predictive of outcome. Kaplan-Meier analysis of the existing GUROC and new NCCN classification system both showed good separation of all clinical outcome curves. The construction of a pan-Canadian database has informed important prostate cancer radiotherapy outcomes and risk stratification.