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URO TODAY: A study comparing Dutch men who got regular PSA testing for prostate cancer with Irish men who didn’t showed a 53% reduction in cancer spread among the Dutch, and a 37% lower death rate from cancer after more than eight years. READ MORE>

A relative reduction in prostate cancer metastasis of 53% and prostate cancer mortality of 37% was observed in the intervention population after 8.5 years of observation.

The impact of overdiagnosis, quality of life benefits and cost-effectiveness need to be assessed before population-based PSA screening can be recommended.

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