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Prostate Assessment Pathway

Based on input from primary care providers, urologists and others, the Pathway will help improve prostate care in Saskatchewan.  Primary care providers can now order diagnostic assessment of prostate for lower-risk patients, without urologist consultation.  Submit referrals directly to a Prostate Assessment Centre in Regina or Saskatoon, using the referral forms below.

Patients referred to a Prostate Assessment Centre will see a prostate nurse navigator for education before a biopsy (and after, if pathology is positive for early-stage prostate cancer). With the primary care provider's permission (on a case-by-case basis), nurse navigators can convey biopsy results to patients. Nurse navigators are experienced urology nurses with specialized training and up-to-date information about prostate cancer treatment. They work in consultation with urologists.

Prostate Assessment Pathway (PDF)
Quick facts for primary care providers.

Achieving rapid assessment of patients who may have prostate cancer

Prostate Assessment Pathway Chair Dr. Kishore Visvanathan explains the pathway, and how best to proceed with diagnosis.

Screening for Prostate Cancer

PSA Screening – Information for Care Providers (5-page PDF)
PSA Toolkit: PSA Screening and Testing (34-page PDF)
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer expert panel report published in 2009: expansion of PSA testing may produce net harm.

Ordering a Biopsy

For urologist-approved guidelines to help you recommend the best care pathway for your patient, see Prostate Biopsy Decision Factors.

Assessment Centre

Prostate Assessment Centre
Phone: 306-766-6215

Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health
Phone: 306-655-0520
Address/Fax Pasqua Hospital
4101 Dewdney Ave.
Regina, SK S4T 1A5
Fax: 306-766-2962
St. Paul’s Hospital
1702 – 20th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9
Fax: 306-655-0519
Referral Forms Referral Form – Regina Assessment Centre (PDF) Referral Form – Saskatoon Assessment Centre(PDF)
Patient Preparation Guidelines Prostate Biopsy Alerts ( PDF)
Guidelines for the management of patient preparation, medications and complications.

Prostate Assessment Clinic Tools

These tools are used by nurse navigators in the Prostate Assessment Clinics to educate patients and collect information post-treatment about patients' self-reported quality of life and clinical outcomes. Patients are surveyed using the EPIC CP tool at initial, six months and one year post treatment.

Resources for patients

Prostate Resources for Patients

Treatment Options

Find printable hand-outs as well as extensive on-line multimedia resources to help your patients understand prostate cancer and available treatments.

We want your feedback!

For further information or to provide feedback on provincial pathways, please send your comments to the We look forward to hearing from you.


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