Partin Coefficient Tables: Prediction of Lymph Node Involvement
Last Revised September 25, 1997
[NOTE:Although the tables were updated in June, 2001, this will help to use them. The new tables are at the site of Dr. Oppenheimer's pathology lab. He is the author of "Partin Table Predictions: What Do They Really Mean?" here at InfoLink.]
Introduction 
Example
PSA = 0.04.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 4.110.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 10.120.0 ng/ml 
PSA = 20.1 ng/ml or more
Introduction
The following four tables give data which allow you or you doctor to predict the probability that
prostate cancer has spread out of your prostate into the lymph nodes on the basis of your Gleason score, your PSA value, and your clinical stage.
Be careful to use the table which is based on your PSA value.
Example
Mike is a 62yearold man with a PSA of 8.4 ng/ml and a Gleason score of
4 + 2 = 6. His doctor has categorized
his clinical stage as T2b since he was able to feel a significant
induration in one lobe of Mike's prostate on DRE and the biopsy and
ultrasound indicated that the cancer had invaded more than half of that
lobe but there was no sign of cancer in the other lobe.
Using the table for PSA values between 4.1 and 10.0
ng/ml, we find that Mike has an 4%
likelihood of prostate cancer which has invaded his lymph nodes. In other words,
there are about 19 chances in 20
that Mike's cancer
has not invaded the lymph nodes.
All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

All numbers represent percent predictive probabilities (95% confidence interval); ellipses indicate
lack of sufficient data to calculate probability.

[NOTE:Although the tables were updated in June, 2001, this will help to use them. The new tables are at the site of Dr. Oppenheimer's pathology lab. He is the author of "Partin Table Predictions: What Do They Really Mean?" here at InfoLink.]
