E. David Crawford, MD asked expert Francisco G. La Rosa, MD, FACS about reporting Gleason grades. E. David Crawford, MD Francisco G. La Rosa, MD, FACS Question by E. David Crawford, MD: Dr. La Rosa, there seems to be some variation on how prostate biopsies are reported. My recollection of the Gleason system is that the most predominant pattern is reported. Please explain how a biopsy may be reported as a Gleason eight whereas the tumor may be a Gleason seven (i.e. 3+4). Answer by Francisco G. La Rosa: This apparent discrepancy may be due to two different...Read More
Francisco G. La Rosa, MD, FACS
University of Colorado, Denver
Dr. Francisco G. La Rosa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He is an active clinician, researcher and teacher, board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, specialized in genitourinary, renal and heart pathology, and expert in pathology informatics. Dr. La Rosa has more than 85 publications in referee journals and has several Web sites for the teaching of pathology.