Posts Tagged ‘population-based prostate screening’

NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: NZ politicians currently trying to decide what to do about prostate cancer screening (the Health Selection Committee inquiry) should read the latest analysis of the big randomised European study into PSA testing.

It suggests population-based screening is not supportable. READ MORE> and HERE>

Mike Scott at this website notes:

…it is certainly a fair question for every man of 55-74 years of age and a PSA of less than 4.0 ng/ml whether he wants to have treatment for prostate cancer based on a 553 to 1 chance that treatment will actually affect his long-term survival, and given the well-known side effects of treatment.

We do believe that these data add emphasis to the value of expectant management as a method of caring for men with low-risk prostate cancer.

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MAY 14: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK:  There is currently insufficient evidence to support population-based screening programmes, says a new Japanese study. PSA and DRE [are] not recommended for population-based screening programs, but they could be conducted as individual-based screening if basic requirements were met. READ MORE>

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