A Novel Approach for Performing Bone Marrow Aspiration at the Time of Radical Prostatectomy

Jeffrey J. Tosoian, Diane K. Reyes, Michael Gorin, Steven Hortopan, Alan Wayne Partin, Kenneth Pienta, Ashley E. Ross, Edward M. Schaeffer

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The bone marrow microenvironment represents a "metastatic niche" in which prostate cancer cells may persist and evade cytotoxic therapy. In order to study the biology of prostate cancer dissemination, we have established a safe and efficient method for performing pubic bone marrow aspiration at the time of radical prostatectomy. We herein describe our experience with this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - May 1 2016



  • Bone
  • Metastasis
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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