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To see or not to see — what renders prostate cancer visible?

Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) has revolutionized prostate cancer diagnosis and risk stratification, but the question remains regarding what it is that we see (or don’t see) on mpMRI. A new study by Houlahan and colleagues now offers insight into the molecular characteristics of a tumour that influence mpMRI visibility.

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M.E. receives research support from the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the University College London Hospital (UCLH)–UCL Biomedical Research Centre. He has been an NIHR Senior Investigator since 2013.

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Emberton, M. To see or not to see — what renders prostate cancer visible?. Nat Rev Urol 16, 274–275 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-019-0167-5

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