Table 7

Survival of men with biochemical recurrence depending on their combined pathology and QNG-NNa status

GroupQNG-NN and pathology variable valuesBiochemical recurrence onlyDistant metastasis and/or death
1QNG < 0.3956017
QNG = 0.395–0.894, Gleason score 4–5(12.5 ± 3.8 years)(9.2 ± 4.2 years)
2QNG = 0.395–0.894, Gleason score 6–7, LN−2118
(12.9 ± 2.8 years)(7.6 ± 3.1 years)
3QNG ≥ 0.895759
QNG = 0.395–0.894, Gleason score 6–7, LN+(11.0 ± 3.3 years)(5.6 ± 3.1 years)
QNG = 0.395–0.894, Gleason score 8–10
  • a QNG, quantitative nuclear grade; NN, normal-appearing nuclei; LN, lymph node.