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Proliferative response of human prostate tumour xenografts to surgical trauma and the transurethral resection of the prostate controversy.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) as an excisional procedure involving multiple incisions into the prostate does not differentiate between palpably benign prostate tissue and microscopic foci of well-differentiated adenocarcinoma. The impact of TURP on the progression of such 'latent' or 'incidental' tumours unique to the prostate gland has been a focal point of a continuing controversy. In studies designed to develop preclinical evidence that would lend support to, or detract from, either side of the TURP controversy, surgical trauma-induced stimulation of in situ tumour growth was extended to include human prostate tumour tissue PC-3, DU-145 and H-1579, albeit as xenografts in athymic nude males. A significant proliferative response of prostate tumours implanted directly in, adjacent to, or distant from, a freshly induced surgical wound, could be inhibited by a somatostatin analogue (Lanreotide) applied topically to the surgical site. This preclinical model supports TURP as a risk factor for biopsy or therapeutic surgical intervention procedures in benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), a risk factor that increases with the stage of disease in undetected cancers. It also suggests a potential clinical benefit that might be derived by applying Lanreotide directly to the surgically traumatised genitourinary area by simple irrigation of the urethra and bladder during or shortly post TURP.[1]


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