Medical Records


Medical records were requested from the physician of consenting participants. Trained staff used a relational database designed specifically for PCaP to abstract information concerning comorbid conditions, family history of prostate cancer, urologic symptoms, indications for diagnostic examinations and biopsies, prostate cancer screening examinations, physical examinations and laboratory assays at or near diagnosis, imaging examinations used in staging, clinical stage and grade, and initial treatment information. The clinical stage that was assigned by the physician was also abstracted when available. The stage was derived for all subjects with medical records according to the algorithm described here in Appendix 3. Aggressiveness at baseline was derived from medical records data for each PCaP participant.

Protocol & Collection Forms

Medical Records Abstraction Protocol MOP


Aggressiveness by Race

Aggressiveness by Site

Data Dictionary/Data Guide

PCaP Baseline Data Dictionary

HCaP-NC Year 1 Follow-up Data Dictionary

HCaP-NC Year 2 Follow-up Data Dictionary

HCaP-NC Year 3 Follow-up Data Dictionary

Follow-up Medical Records Data Dictionary