Michal Horňák, Frederico Goncalves
Introduction: To improve outcomes and to tailor treatment option to individual patient, nomograms have been developed to guide therapeutic choices at each state of disease. Clinical collection methods: The authors reviewed the literature for information about the current role of nomograms in treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Results: Nomograms are valuable tools for estimating the likelihood of prostate cancer beeing diagnosed, the pathologic characteristics of a tumour and the prognosis of a patient after each treatment modality. Clinicians can use nomograms to inform individual patients and help them make adequate decisions regarding their disease. Conclusions: High-risk patients should be identified as accurately as possible. Nomograms are the most appropriate and currently the most effective method of selecting high-risk patients.