Robert Abouassaly, MD

Robert Abouassaly, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Dr. Abouassaly graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada in 2002. He works in Cleveland, OH and specializes in Urology. Dr. Abouassaly is affiliated with University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center.

Articles by Robert Abouassaly, MD

An Overview of MRI Guided Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Robert Abouassaly, MD, argues that the DECIPHER marker is not an ideal test for predicting patient’s response to chemotherapy. He cites the inconclusiveness of trials and research and the cost inefficiency of this biomarker. Also, he explains that the DECIPHER test’s classification system is based on RNA expression profiles, and not meant for therapeutic guidance. This is a counter argument to Alan H. Bryce’s lecture, “The DECIPHER Marker Can Predict Chemotherapy.” 

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Can the DECIPHER Marker Can Predict Chemotherapy?

Robert Abouassaly, MD, argues that the DECIPHER marker is not an ideal test for predicting patient’s response to chemotherapy. He cites the inconclusiveness of trials and research and the cost inefficiency of this biomarker. Also, he explains that the DECIPHER test’s classification system is based on RNA expression profiles, and not meant for therapeutic guidance. This is a counter argument to Alan H. Bryce’s lecture, “The DECIPHER Marker Can Predict Chemotherapy.” 

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