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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: How badly flawed was the US long-term randomised study of PSA testing, the one now being used by our Ministry of Health as one reason to reject PSA testing?

Very badly flawed, according to a new study. READ MORE>

It is well-understood that a problem with the data from the PLCO screening trial was that many men in the “control” (supposedly non-screened) arm of the trial did in fact get PSA testing and have digital rectal examinations during the time period of the trial (albeit outside the trial protocol and not at the trial centers).

But how bad was that “contamination” of the trial data? A new report by Pinsky et al. suggests that it was probably pretty bad.

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