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What does PNB stand for?

PNB stands for Prostate Needle Biopsy (medical)

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The study, performed in collaboration with leading prostate cancer researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), met its primary endpoint by demonstrating that the multi-gene Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score (GPS), assessed in prostate needle biopsy tumor tissue, has been prospectively validated as a predictor of adverse pathology for patients with early-stage prostate cancer.
Abstract Objective: We aimed to investigate the concordance among preoperative clinical parameters, tumor positiveness at the surgical borders and Gleason scores (GS) determined at diagnostic prostate needle biopsy (PNB) and radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) specimens in patients that had undergone RRP for clinically local stage prostat cancer, and to determine the value of GS in predicting the clinical course of PNB.
Antonelli and colleagues from Duke University Medical Center (North Carolina, USA) enrolled 190 men who underwent prostate needle biopsy and found that those who were moderately active (engaging in 9 or more hours of metabolically active exercise a week) were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.