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Self-reported PSA and Gleason scores were used when available and supplemented by MDCSS. The personality trait scale was modified from two preexisting validated scales ([alpha] = 0.78 and [alpha] = 0.67-0.86) [27, 28].
However, we assessed the degree of accuracy among patient self-reported data by comparing patientreported tumor characteristics with tumor characteristics from our tumor registry (MDCSS).
In our study, it is emerged for the first time the independent predictive and prognostic value of [CD14.sup.+][CD15.sup.+][HLA-DR.sup.-][Lin.sup.-] but not the [CD14.sup.+][CD15.sup.-][HLA-DR.sup.-][Lin.sup.-] monocytic MDCSs, as revealed by multivariate analysis.