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Importance and determinants of Gleason score undergrading on biopsy sample of prostate cancer in a population-based study

  • Elisabetta Rapiti1Email author,
  • Robin Schaffar1,
  • Christophe Iselin2,
  • Raymond Miralbell3,
  • Marie-Françoise Pelte4,
  • Damien Weber3,
  • Roberto Zanetti5,
  • Isabelle Neyroud-Caspar1 and
  • Christine Bouchardy1
BMC Urology201313:19

Received: 6 November 2012

Accepted: 9 April 2013

Published: 11 April 2013

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Original Submission
6 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Thiel
19 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charles Rosser
3 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Christine Bouchardy
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
11 Apr 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2490-13-19

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Authors’ Affiliations

Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Division of Urology Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva 14, Switzerland
Division of Radiation Oncology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Division of Clinical Pathology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Piedmont Cancer Registry, CPO, Italy