Partin Coefficient Tables: Prediction of Probability of OrganConfined Disease
Last Revised May 14, 1997
[NOTE: The tables were updated in June, 2001, and 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 you have
organconfined prostate cancer 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.
Note that the data given in these four tables are roughly the reverse of the data in the
tables predicting the probability of a patient having
established capsular penetration.
Example
Cecil is a 59yearold man with a PSA of 59.3 ng/ml and a Gleason score
of 4 + 5 = 9. His doctor has categorized
his clinical stage as T2c since he could clearly feel what appeared to be
abnormalities in both lobes of Cecil's
prostate on DRE.
Using the table for PSA values more than 20.0
ng/ml, we find that Cecil has only a 3%
likelihood of organconfined disease (equivalent to a 97% probability of
established capsular penetration). In other words, it is all but certain that the cancer
has penetrated into Cecil's prostate capsule.
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: The tables were updated in June, 2001, and 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.]
